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Engineering a global impact: Annica Wayman’s story of public service

Engineering a global impact: Annica Wayman’s story of public service

November 23, 2021

Annica Wayman, former division chief at the U.S. Agency for International Development and current associate dean in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, spoke with us about her time working in public service and the benefits a career in government can offer recent graduates as part of our “Academic Profiles in Public Service” blog series.

6 recommendations to improve the federal government’s COVID-19 public health surveillance system

6 recommendations to improve the federal government’s COVID-19 public health surveillance system

November 18, 2021

Health crises like COVID-19 require a strong public health surveillance system that enables leaders to collect, analyze and interpret critical data about the prevalence and spread of disease. In the recent “Retracing Steps” report, the Partnership offered several recommendations for federal leaders to improve their efforts in this area.

Happy 60th anniversary to the Federal Executive Boards

Happy 60th anniversary to the Federal Executive Boards

November 10, 2021

Since 1961, Federal Executive Boards have fostered key partnerships in government by providing a space for communication and coordination among federal agencies outside the Washington, D.C., area. As they mark their 60th anniversary, we are highlighting some recent ways in which the boards have helped federal workers better serve the public, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Biden, dozens of celebrities honor Sammies winners at virtual celebration

President Biden, dozens of celebrities honor Sammies winners at virtual celebration

November 3, 2021

On Nov. 1, the star-studded Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program honored exceptional federal employees whose work is improving the our country. President Biden joined the celebration to congratulate the Sammies winners, and Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, Kal Penn, Amy Schumer and more actors, celebrities, journalists and athletes joined for a special tribute to Federal Employee of the Year winners Kizzmekia Corbett and Dr. Barney Graham.

12 exceptional public servants awarded Service to America Medals at the Kennedy Center

12 exceptional public servants awarded Service to America Medals at the Kennedy Center

October 29, 2021

On Oct. 28, the Partnership for Public Service hosted the 20th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® at the Kennedy Center, honoring some of our nation’s most exceptional federal employees. Attendees included agency secretaries, deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, members of Congress, national and local business leaders, Sammies finalists, and others from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Burt Barnow on walking the path from professor to policy advisor

Burt Barnow on walking the path from professor to policy advisor

October 20, 2021

Burt Barnow, former director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and a current professor of policy and economics at George Washington University, spoke with us about his time working in public service and the benefits a career in government can offer recent graduates.