Roadmap to Reform: A Management Framework for the Next Administration
Publication Date: 10/01/2008
Publication Topics: Attitudes Toward Government Service, Compensation, Benefits and Student Loan Repayment, Critical Skills and Mission Critical Occupations, Federal Retirement Trends, Leadership, Performance Management, Recruiting and Hiring, Strategic Human Capital Planning
Publication Type: Research Reports and Surveys
The key to improving our federal governmentâ€™s operational health is a robust management framework â€” a roadmap to reform â€” that tackles challenges from federal budgeting to the use of technology to deliver services. The centerpiece of the presidentâ€™s government reform plan needs to be a strategy to restore prestige to â€” and increase the capacity of â€” our federal workforce.
Each aspect of the â€œpeople pieceâ€ of government deserves more attention, but the new presidentâ€™s management framework should focus on the talented, but underutilized, civilian workforce. The goal should be clear: to improve organizational performance. Core components of an effective workforce, which foster high performance, include:
- The Right Talent â€” Government has the right people, from top to bottom, with the right skills to work on behalf of the American people.
- An Engaged Workforce â€” Government employees are motivated, empowered and performing to the best of their capabilities.
- Strong Leadership â€” Managers are able to inspire and make meaningful and credible distinctions among employees in terms of performance.
- Public Support â€” Americans value and support federal public service and understand the importance of having good people in the federal government.
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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