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Our wide-ranging research on employee engagement helps agencies take the actions needed to develop a more productive and committed workforce. We generate research reports and agency profiles that highlight employee engagement best practices and the types of issues that affect how employees feel about their workplaces and jobs. By infusing Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® data into our thought leadership, we offer sound analysis and recommendations on the workplace challenges facing federal agencies.

Featured Publications

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release
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Office of Personnel Management Director Margaret Weichert gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release
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BCG Partner and Managing Director Danny Werfel gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release
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