Partnership for Public Service

  • Tim McManus: How agencies can improve their hiring process

    If the government workforce shrinks, as President Donald Trump says he thinks it should, then agencies need to make sure the people they do have are top notch. Tim McManus, chief operating officer of the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how agencies can improve their recruiting game.

  • New OMB performance mgmt. guidance comes down too harshly on poor performers, experts say

    The Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to come up with new performance management plans by June 30. Human capital experts say the OMB guidance prompts agencies to consider several important questions but focuses too heavily on addressing poor performers, and not enough on recruiting and retaining top employees.

  • ‘If you’re a really good federal worker, you should welcome’ the reorganization plan, OMB says

    The Office of Management and Budget’s plan to reorganize the government and restructure the federal workforce isn’t a direct threat to agency employees, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said. The Trump administration sees it as a way to finally recognize what Mulvaney describes as a deep-seated frustration in the federal workforce: top performers are rarely rewarded for their work, while poor-performers escape with few consequences.

  • Margot Conrad: What to expect from Public Service Recognition Week

    Public Service Recognition Week is just around the corner. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what feds can expect this year.

  • Kelly promises new DHS morale turnaround, leadership strategy

    Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Smaller budget triggers creative approach to IT

    The proposed cuts from the Trump administration could be an opportunity for agency managers to get creative. With less money to go around, there may be less money to maintain legacy IT systems, so that means updating it or utilizing other methods may be the best route. Federal News Radio’s Eric White learns more from Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Margot Conrad: High marks for Trump management agenda

    The President’s management agenda lays out points of emphasis the President wants agency managers to show progress in. That’s sort of a first for Presidential skinny budgets. The idea is receiving praise from good government associations like the Partnership for Public Service. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Margot Conrad, director of Education and Outreach for the Partnership, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • New White House innovation office to take on federal acquisition

    President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the President and his son-in-law, to lead the new Office of American Innovation.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Trump administration needs to focus more on customer service

    A new report urges the Trump Administration to do all it can to get federal agencies focused on customer service to make government operations more efficient and lower costs. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the report put out by the Partnership and Accenture.

  • Margot Conrad: Hiring difficulties, low morale put VA on high-risk list

    For the Veterans Affairs Department, low morale and difficulty attracting talent are two of the challenges keeping it on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Tough times? Get tough

    These are tough times for federal employees. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some toughening-up advice for feds.

  • Margot Conrad: Better performance management system a priority

    A more contemporary and effective performance management system ought to be a priority for federal executive management and the Office of Personnel Management. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • How some agencies use mission to unlock key workforce challenges

    Most federal employees consistently say their agency’s mission motivates them to come to work everyday. Now, some agencies say a mission-focused approach to employee engagement is giving them better insight into workforce challenges, and it’s starting to pay off in the Best Places to Work rankings.

  • Agencies with top engagement sit high, but agencies at the bottom sit very low

    The Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work rankings showed vast disparities between agencies with the highest and lowest employee engagement in 2016. The Partnership compared 69 agencies and subcomponents into five mission areas for the second time.

  • Agencies can take advantage of downtime during hiring freeze

    The hiring freeze gives federal agencies room to be more strategic about their workforce and hiring practices. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss maintaining and building relationships with colleges and universities for future hiring purposes.