RFI: Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government

Hot off the Press. Calling all “communities that have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government,” consider sharing ideas for this welcome and historic request by July. “Recent Executive Orders have charged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in partnership with the heads of agencies, to identify, by July 2021, effective methods for assessing whether agency policies and actions … Read More Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

“They hired more Black and brown officers, began training programs based on best-practices, required any officer who uses force in any way to report it in detail, and for the supervisor to review it. The bad cops were suddenly outed.” Read this fascinating op-ed by Star-Ledger Editorial Board‘s Tom Moran about how police reforms in Newark, NJ succeeded to prevent … Read More

Texas Tribune: Texas Muslims Back Bill Creating a More Inclusive Calendar for Government Employees

MAPS supports and applauds the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the Texas House on Jan. 20 that would make it easier for state employees to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the two Islamic holidays following Ramadan. House Bill 1231 would designate the two holidays as optional employee holidays, which Muslim state employees then could observe if they worked … Read More

Partnership for Public Service: The Benefits of Hiring Talent Without a Four-Year Degree for Federal Jobs

According to a recent research from the Partnership for Public Service, to attract, hire and retain a diversity of talent, Federal agencies should consider recruiting candidates who don’t have a four-year degree for positions that don’t require one. Their recent research report on Federal opportunities in California for people without a four-year degree explains how this practice could benefit hiring … Read More