Four medical care innovations for veterans

Employees across the federal government dedicate their careers to helping veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, we’re highlighting some examples of federal employees who are transforming medical care for our veterans.

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We can’t improve government without understanding it

By: Brandon Lardy

In Fed Figures, our new We the Partnership series, we will explore federal workforce data to help us better understand where government needs to improve and which solutions are most likely to generate results.

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Renewing the call to public service

By: Max Stier

Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, recently attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he participated in a panel discussion titled “Renewing the Call to Public Service.” Read about the ideas he shared during the session.

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Our top four Sammies People’s Choice finalists

We are excited to announce our top four 2019 Sammies People’s Choice finalists. Read more about each of the finalists here and decide which one deserves your vote.

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A look back at past Sammies People’s Choice award winners

In 2015, the Partnership added a new award to the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals awards—the People’s Choice award, which allows the public to vote for its favorite Sammies finalists. With the deadline to vote for this year’s People’s Choice award approaching, take a look back at the four previous winners and their incredible accomplishments.

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Rethinking the American presidency

By: Max Stier

The U.S. presidency has changed dramatically since George Washington’s day. It’s time to rethink how the office should change to make government as a whole more effective. Partnership President and CEO Max Stier writes about his ideas to improve the presidency.

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How the partial government shutdown continues to affect the IRS—almost three months after it ended

Americans had until this week to file their taxes without an extension. But because the Internal Revenue Service experienced delays in hiring staff and training employees due to the partial government shutdown, taxpayers may not receive their tax return as quickly as in years past.

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Senate changes process to speed presidential appointee confirmations—but will it work?

By: , Kristine Simmons

This week, the Senate triggered the nuclear option to accelerate the confirmation of presidential nominees, lowering post-cloture debate to two hours from 30. While the move will likely exacerbate partisan tensions, we explore the potential impact of the change.

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Government’s lack of diversity in leadership positions

By: Dan Durak

A close look at the demographic data in the federal government’s highest career leadership positions reveals a representation problem: Too few women and minorities have reached those levels of leadership. Discover why that poses a problem for government productivity and how agencies can begin to address the issue.

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The importance of federal acquisition

It can be easy to overlook federal acquisition, one of the many support functions that helps the government run. These federal employees need leadership skills so they can negotiate the best government contracts, attract new service providers and more, writes Rachel Verlik, a coach with the Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program.

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