Publications

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: 2019 Rankings

July 13, 2020

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: 2019 Rankings

The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. The rankings provide a means of holding leaders accountable for the health of their organizations, shining the spotlight on agencies that are...

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Communications Toolkit

July 1, 2020

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Communications Toolkit

Robust, two-way communication between agency leadership and employees is essential to building trust, empowering staff and fostering engagement within an organization.  Every year, however, less than 50% of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey respondents say they believe their feedback will be used to improve their agency. In order to improve engagement and build a positive work...

Developing a Culture of Teamwork and Collaboration

June 10, 2020

Developing a Culture of  Teamwork and Collaboration

The best performing agencies have leaders who communicate effectively with their teams, ensure that employees feel valued and heard, and empower staff to collaborate with their colleagues to tackle agency challenges. With staff working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fostering teamwork is important as ever. Not surprisingly, the top-ranked agencies in the Best Places...

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

May 29, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace leads to more engaged employees and better agency outcomes. Yet, with a government-wide “Support for Diversity” category score of just 59.9 out of 100, it’s an area where agencies can improve. Based on our research and discussions with agency leaders, the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting...

Providing Employees with High-Quality Training and Development Opportunities

May 29, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Providing Employees with High-Quality Training and Development Opportunities

Ensuring that employees have access to robust training and development is vital to employee engagement. That’s true regardless of whether employees are in the office or teleworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It not only signals to employees that their leaders are invested in their growth, but it equips staff to do their jobs more...

Engaging a Remote Workforce

April 30, 2020

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Engaging a Remote Workforce

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many federal agencies have transitioned operations to remote work—or teleworking—to protect the health of their employees. For many supervisors and leaders across government, however, the move represents a new way of doing business that undoubtedly poses many challenges, including how to maintain engagement when employees are physically isolated. In...

A Lesson From the USDA: Want to Make Workers Unhappy? Move Their Office to Another State

December 17, 2019

Publication Type: In the News

Publication Tags: 2019 Rankings