Publications

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...

Beyond theBeltway: How Federal Leaders Can Engage Employees Working Across the Nation

June 13, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2018 Rankings

Beyond theBeltway: How Federal Leaders Can Engage Employees Working Across the Nation

It’s a common misconception that most federal employees are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In reality, 85 percent of federal employees live and work outside the nation’s capital. With much of the responsibility for delivering on the missions of our government falling on employees working away from Washington, it’s critical that federal leaders master...

A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers

March 25, 2019

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2018 Rankings

A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers

How does employee engagement affect agency performance in the federal government? That’s what the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group set out to understand in our latest issue brief, “A Prescription for Better Performance: Engaging Employees at VA Medical Centers.” Our analysis of data over a three-year period from nearly 150 medical centers...

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Engaging Employees to Improve the Work Experience

March 13, 2018

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2017 Rankings

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Engaging Employees to Improve the Work Experience

Private-sector companies have made tremendous headway improving the employee experience by using human-centered design, a problem-solving approach that more actively involves the people who are affected by the problem. Since it’s worked in the private sector, we decided to put it to the test in government. Read all about agencies’ key takeaways in our latest...

Where Do I Go From Here? How Leaders Can Use the FEVS to Improve the Employee Experience

June 29, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2016 Rankings

Where Do I Go From Here? How Leaders Can Use the FEVS to Improve the Employee Experience

This guide is intended to help leaders who want to use their Best Places to Work data, to improve what’s not improve employee engagement, but are unsure of the right action to take.

Looking at Agencies by Mission

February 13, 2017

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2016 Rankings

The federal government faces many critical challenges, from protecting national security, public health and the environment to rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, managing immigration and ensuring energy independence. For a second year in a row, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte expanded on the traditional Best Places to Work rankings of large, mid-size, small and...

Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition

August 8, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2015 Rankings

Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition

As our nation approaches another transfer of power from one administration to the next, roughly 4,000 political appointees are preparing to leave their jobs. To help the government continue to function effectively during the presidential transition, career civil servants—those individuals who comprise the vast majority of the federal workforce and serve across administrations—will be relied...

Connecting HR, IT and Contract Specialists to their Agency Missions

July 18, 2016

Publication Type: Research and Publications

Publication Tags: 2015 Rankings

Connecting HR, IT and Contract Specialists to their Agency Missions

This analysis identifies three key factors that have the greatest influence on job satisfaction and commitment in the HR, IT and contract specialist communities’ job satisfaction and commitment.