Public Service

Paul A. Volcker Careers in Government Essay Contest

Effective government starts with YOU! If you are an undergraduate student enrolled at a City University of New York (CUNY) college, participate in the second annual Paul A. Volcker Careers in Government Essay Contest! The Volcker Alliance hosts this contest in partnership with CUNY to recognize students who aspire to pursue careers in public service.

Press Coverage

Spitzer School of Architecture News
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Key Competencies for Public Procurement

In 2016, the Volcker Alliance examined the state of the public workforce responsible for $2 trillion in procurement spending each year. The Alliance proposed a model of the essential skills and competencies required for public procurement that could be applicable at all levels of government. The Alliance then engaged with procurement officials and thought leaders, public affairs scholars, vendors, and other government leaders to collect their impressions of the workforce’s current proficiency in each critical capacity.

Press Coverage

Army Magazine
Friday, June 26, 2020

Renewing America's Civil Service

The Need

It has been 40 years since the last meaningful civil service reform. Even as the challenges facing the nation have changed dramatically, the system governing more than two million federal civilian employees has remained stuck in the past, serving as an impediment rather than an aid in attracting, hiring, retaining, and managing a highly skilled workforce. There is no better time than this 40th anniversary to secure the workforce of the future.

The Response

Publications

Speeches and Testimony

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