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Lara Shane

VP Research and Communications, Partnership for Public Service Lara Shane is Vice President for Research and Communications at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.
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Factoring In Diversity

September 1, 2013 Almost two years ago, President Obama issued an executive order establishing a governmentwide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. “Our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all,” the order reads. “We are at our best ...

Service To America Medal Finalists Exemplify Management Excellence

August 28, 2013 Federal managers play a crucial role in the effective operation of government, but their hard work, smart business practices and innovations often go unrecognized. On Oct. 3, the Partnership for Public Service will present the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Management Excellence to one of the ...

9 Strategies for Increasing Collaboration and Reducing Waste in Government

August 14, 2013 President Obama recently instructed his Cabinet to develop “an aggressive management agenda” for his second term that delivers “smarter, more innovative and more accountable government,” and tapped his new Office of Management and Budget director to lead the effort. By all accounts, the team is in for a hard slog. ...

The Difference Between Men and Women in Government

July 15, 2013 Almost two years ago, President Obama issued an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. The order noted, “Our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all. We are at our best ...

The Federal Government Does a Terrible Job of Recognizing High Performers

June 28, 2013 The federal government has frozen employee pay for the past three years, and many workers now are being furloughed, resulting in a loss of income. And performance bonuses for many senior executives have been canceled. For managers and leaders, it is hard to recognize and reward top performers in this ...

The 5 Best Ways to Attract STEMM Talent to your Agency

May 17, 2013 Recruiting highly sought after STEMM talent, that is professionals in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medical fields, is hard and getting harder. The demand is growing, but the number of college students who have selected STEMM majors so far is staying flat. Federal agencies may find it difficult to ...

The 6 Factors Needed to Drive Innovation in Government

May 2, 2013 There is much discussion these days about innovation and how important it is to making government more effective and efficient – particularly in these resource constrained times that require federal employees to do more with less. But what do we really mean by innovation and what drives it? At its ...

The Growing Disconnect Between the SES and the Rest

April 16, 2013 For federal employees, effective leadership is the most important driver of employee satisfaction and commitment, yet they have consistently given leadership – and especially senior leaders –low marks in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ® rankings. In new analysis of 2012 federal employee survey data, the ...

Federal Leadership is on the Decline

April 9, 2013 Federal employee satisfaction with their leadership is low and slipping, according to new analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Federal employees have given effective leadership low marks in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ® rankings over the past several years, but from 2011 ...