Our Call to Serve program is the only national network of colleges and universities dedicated exclusively to promoting federal service. It connects nearly 800 colleges and universities with dozens of federal agencies to inspire students and recent graduates to enter public service, promote federal opportunities and assist agencies with their ability to recruit talent effectively.
But federal agencies need to be more proactive to compete for top talent at all levels. Through our workshops, group planning sessions and customized work, the Partnership helps agencies develop first-class recruiting, hiring and onboarding programs to attract and retain the talent they need.
We also work with agencies to implement the Federal Student Ambassadors program, which uses peer-to-peer outreach on college campuses to build talent pipelines and shape agencies’ overall recruiting strategies. Since 2012, we have worked with six agencies and more than 70 ambassadors.
The Partnership also has played a pivotal role in working with agencies, the administration and Congress to reform the federal hiring process and help agencies implement the Pathways Programs. We also testified before Congress on progress made in implementing federal hiring reforms, the challenges that remain and additional efforts agencies and Congress could take to recruit, hire and develop the federal human resources workforce.
For additional questions about our Call to Serve program, please see our frequently asked questions.
How Can Federal Agencies Participate?
To meet the growing demands being placed on government, federal agencies must successfully recruit and hire a skilled and diverse workforce. The Call to Serve Network can help agencies through:
How Can Colleges and Universities Participate?
For students and recent graduates, employment is about more than just a paycheck—it is about having the opportunity to make a difference. Now, more than ever, the federal government needs talented students and jobseekers to help address complex issues, ranging from global warming to the economy, and make a positive impact.
The Call to Serve Network can help your college or university to connect students and alumni with federal jobs and internships through:
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The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.