Tag Archives: Partnership for Public Service

Chief Human Capital Officers Council Now Fully Under OPM; Director Kiran Ahuja, Katy Kale Quoted

Kiran Ahuja

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will regain full authority of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council's (CHCO) functions, following the divide of the council's functions between the General Services Administration (GSA) and OPM since 2019. This move transfers the GSA's share of CHCO Council functions back to OPM, the personnel management agency said Tuesday.

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GSA Named One of the Federal Government’s Best Places to Work; Administrator Robin Carnahan Quoted

General Services

The Partnership for Public Service recently announced on Thursday that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has been named one of the best places to work in the federal government. GSA was awarded the sixth-best place to work in the 2020 mid-sized agency category, one spot better than the year before. 

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Report: Three Government Entities Turn to Tech in Response to Pandemic

Digital Experience

The Partnership for Public Service and Microsoft have released a report on how three government agencies adopted technology platforms to expand existing services and establish a new function during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a chatbot to address the increasing number of inquiries, enabling call center personnel to focus on calls regarding urgent medical concerns and personal requests.

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Former NIST Exec Donna Dodson Honored for Federal Cybersecurity Accomplishments

Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson, a 33-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been selected for the Partnership for Public Service's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in recognition of her efforts to help public and private sector organizations address cyber threats. Dodson was recognized among 11 medalists 

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House CAO Philip Kiko on IT Modernization, Customer-Focused Strategic Plan

The office of the chief administrative officer in the House has launched a customer-centered strategic plan and started a cloud migration initiative as part of its information technology modernization effort, Federal News Network reported Thursday. CAO Philip Kiko said his office identified gaps in professional development upon the launch of the strategic plan and then introduced the Congressional Staff Academy, which now provide personnel courses on committee clerk procedures and appropriations law, among others.

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Report: Gov’t Needs Fresh Tech Talent, Tech-Literate Leadership

A new report published by the non-profit organization Partnership for Public Service has criticized the federal government for failing to exert enough effort to recruit or cultivate technological talent that could help change the way agencies approach tech-intensive projects and address subsequent challenges. The authors of the report, Jennifer Anastasoff and Jennifer Smith, underscored the need for government to bring on board modern technical experts as well as the importance of having technologically literate senior officials.

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