John Palguta

  • Here to Help

    Many people across the country have been hurt by the recession – and are now looking to the government for help. The federal government can’t help, though, if its own workforce is underappreciated. John Palguta…

  • This Old Contracting System

    Just how many private contractors are employed by the federal government? No one really knows – and the Partnership for Public Service says that’s a problem, especially in light the stimulus package that’s about to…

  • Who Will Do the Work?

    There are a lot of opinions on how the defense procurement process could be reformed. The House Armed Services Committee has formed a bi-partisan panel to deal with the issue, and there is a bill…

  • Federal Benefit Roundup

    There’s a renewed focus in Washington on federal employee benefits. A slew of proposals aim to change how unused sick leave is credited toward retirement and provide paid leave for birth or adoption. There’s also…

  • Overlooking Underlings

    Is your agency tossing top talent by the wayside? A new report from the Partnership for Public Service finds that federal managers are putting less than 1 in 10 interns on their permanent payrolls. The…

  • HR offices feeling smothered with love?

    It’s no secret that the interest in federal jobs (pdf) has gone up in recent months – especially with the crowd just graduating from college. We told you about a new Gallup poll indicating a…

  • This Year’s ‘Best Places to Work’ Preview

    Is your agency one of the best places to work in the federal government? New rankings will be released tomorrow by the Partnership for Public Service. John Palguta is the vice president for policy at…

  • Pay for Performance: feds react

    Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry recently laid out a wide-ranging agenda for reforming the federal hiring process and improving conditions for current employees. Part of that includes government-wide pay-for-performance. John Palguta is the…

  • Where braindrain will hit hardest

    One in three feds is expected to retire over the next 10 years. John Palguta is the Vice President for Policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joins us to discuss what agencies will…

  • A civilian ROTC

    The government is constantly looking for innovative ways to recruit new talent. The Roosevelt Scholars Act would give graduate students up to $60,000 per year in exchange for three to five years of service with…