Do you know an outstanding federal employee who deserves recognition for his or her dedicated service and significant contributions to our country? Nominate them for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies).
Dubbed the Oscars of government service, the Sammies provide inspiring examples of the positive contributions federal employees make on our behalf every day. Each nomination is an opportunity to show an employee or colleague that his or her service is valued and appreciated.
Nominations may be submitted online at servicetoamericamedals.org through January 17. Here you will find eligibility information, category descriptions and profiles of past honorees. Anyone familiar with the nominee’s accomplishment may submit a nomination, although self-nominations are not accepted.
We have tremendous talent in the federal government. The Partnership for Public Service is eager to help honor their service and help reassure employees how essential they are to our government and our nation.
Analyzes lessons-learned from government downsizing in the 1990s and provides eight budget reduction strategies for policy makers and agency leaders as they begin to make difficult fiscal decisions about what’s important—and what’s expendable at federal agencies.
On Wednesday, December 18, the 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® will be released. The rankings offer analysis on how federal employees view their jobs and agencies, and provide insights on issues ranging from leadership and pay to teamwork and work/life balance. The government-wide scores provide context to what is happening across government and give agencies benchmarks for comparison, while agency-specific reports provide a roadmap to agency leaders for improving their organizations.
The Best Places to Work rankings are presented annually by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.
On November 25, Partnership CEO, Max Stier, sent a letter to the budget conferees urging them to ensure that any final budget agreement will enhance, not hinder, the ability of the workforce to serve the American people effectively, efficiently and with excellence.
How can agency leaders and program managers get past the hype about big data to reap mission value from analytics? That’s what the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government set out to learn from agency experts whose data-driven programs predate the iPhone, Google and even the internet. Their proven practices for starting and sustaining analytics-based programs are presented in the new report, “From Data to Decisions III: Lessons from Early Analytics Programs.”
President Barack Obama meets with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists and winners in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal honorees were proud and energized to hear directly from President Obama about how important their work is to our nation,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Post-shutdown, at a time when federal leaders are refocusing the workforce on the mission at hand, the President sent a powerful message about his support of our nation’s talented public servants.”
What are the most successful strategies agencies use to improve their workplaces? How can they use Best Places to Work analysis or employee survey data to understand where they are thriving and where improvement is needed? The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte examined the past decade of Best Places to Work rankings to profile six high-performing agencies. Learn from their experiences and get tips to increase employee satisfaction and commitment at your agency.
The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings are produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.
How many people did the federal government hire last year? How does that number compare to past years? Which agencies are doing the most hiring? In a new analysis, the Partnership for Public Service examined recent federal hiring and employment data to answer these questions, and more. In the midst of sequestration and budget cuts hiring is down from previous years, but the federal government still hired nearly 90 thousand employees in fiscal 2012, the majority of them replacement hires.
The Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of the “Best NonProfit Organizations to Work For 2013,” ranked five out of 50 nonprofits. The rankings are produced annually by The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.
The rankings are based on a nationwide survey of nonprofit employees that examines workplace practices in categories ranging from leadership and planning to work environment and training and development.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by our employees,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Our success depends upon our people — they are the organization’s most important asset.”
The Partnership is recognized alongside well known nonprofits including the Wounded Warrior Project, Natural Resources Defense Council and American Heart Association.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
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Hear from a panel of experts about how to best approach your agency’s Best Places to Work data and ways you can assist senior leadership in improving your organization’s score and workplace environment.
Registration is complimentary
Wednesday, January 8, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
In this session, you will learn how to build off your knowledge of the Best Places to Work data and get techniques from our panel of experts that can drive change in your agency and make it stick.
Registration is complimentary
Date: Monday, January 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST