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Managing the Government’s Executive Talent: Cover thumbnail

Managing the Government’s Executive Talent
Research and Publications

October 20, 2015

In this whitepaper, authors Doug Brook and Maureen Hartney propose a framework for the next administration to manage and harness the talent of top political and career executives in order to accelerate the achievement of presidential priorities. 

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Government Disservice: Overcoming Washington Dysfunction to Improve Congressional Stewardship of the Executive Branch: Cover thumbnail

Government Disservice: Overcoming Washington Dysfunction to Improve Congressional Stewardship of the Executive Branch
Research and Publications

September 16, 2015

This nonpartisan research report examines how congressional polarization diminishes the effectiveness of federal agency programs and operations and looks at ways in which Congress can be a better steward of the executive branch.

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Bridging Mission and Management: A Survey of Government Chief Operating Officers: Cover thumbnail

Bridging Mission and Management: A Survey of Government Chief Operating Officers
Research and Publications

June 09, 2015

What role do cheif operation officers play in agencies? What are their top priorities and challenges?  What is the state of management in federal agencies? Those are the questions the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton set out to understand in the inaugural report, \"Bridging Mission and Management: A Survey of Government Chief Operating Officers.”

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Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework: Cover thumbnail

Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework
Research and Publications

April 01, 2014

In the report, the Partnership for Public Service calls for major reforms to the federal government's decades-old civil service system and lays out a plan to modernize areas that include the outdated pay and hiring policies.

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Building the Enterprise: Nine Strategies for a More Integrated, Effective Government: Cover thumbnail

Building the Enterprise: Nine Strategies for a More Integrated, Effective Government
Research and Publications

August 08, 2013

The Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton released "Building the Enterprise: Nine Strategies for a More Integrated, Effective Government," a report designed to assist the Obama administration's efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government. "Building the Enterprise" calls on the administration to take a more coordinated, multiagency approach to tackling today's critical challenge

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Bracing for Change: Chief Human Capital Officers Rethink Business as Usual: Cover thumbnail

Bracing for Change: Chief Human Capital Officers Rethink Business as Usual
Research and Publications

August 09, 2012

What are the key challenges federal human capital leaders face today? Are budget constraints likely to prompt workforce reductions? How are chief human capital officers (CHCOs) responding to the changes impacting their organization? What grade would agency human capital leaders give their agencies on hiring reform? These are just a few of the topics covered in the latest survey of CHCOs by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP.

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Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition
Research and Publications

January 13, 2010

The constitutional transfer of presidential power has been one of the hallmarks of American democracy—a peaceful ritual that provides continuity for our government as well as an opportunity for change and renewal. Based on the Partnership’s interviews with key transition officials from both the Obama and McCain campaigns, and the Bush White House, Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition examines the transition beginning in early 2008 through President Obama’s first year in office. The report takes a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama and John McCain's transition operations and their successes and shortcomings.

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Elevating Our Federal Workforce: Chief Human Capital Officers Offer Advice to President Obama: Cover thumbnail

Elevating Our Federal Workforce: Chief Human Capital Officers Offer Advice to President Obama
Research and Publications

December 03, 2008

In 2007, the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP, interviewed federal government chief human capital officers (CHCOs), deputy CHCOs and other key human resource advisors to learn firsthand about critical issues in federal human capital management. The 2007 survey focused on the President’s Management Agenda, the general environment and laid the groundwork for future surveys. In 2008, we repeated the survey and focused on issues surrounding the impending presidential transition. While many CHCOs are career civil servants, some are political appointees who will leave the federal government and pass their duties on to new leaders. In this context, we hope the results of this year’s survey will be particularly useful as the new administration takes the reins.

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Roadmap to Reform: A Management Framework for the Next Administration
Research and Publications

October 01, 2008

This document outlines the most pressing people management challenges our government faces and suggests solutions for each, gathered from a variety of perspectives and supported by the good government community. It also offers specific ideas for how to use metrics and leverage the presidential transition to enhance future reform efforts.

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