How the Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked to provide more equitable disaster relief

The Partnership released an in-depth analysis of customers’ experiences with FEMA’s Individual Assistance programs, focusing on the challenges the agency has tried to overcome to improve access and design more equitable disaster relief services for those who need them most.

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Making an impact through cross-sector collaboration

The Partnership hosted a West Coast virtual event highlighting lessons learned and keys to successful results regarding cross-sector collaboration. Code for America CEO Amanda Renteria and Joey Mercer, the principal investigator for NASA’s Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations, each explained how they worked with government entities and others to benefit the public.

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Hear from civil servants who have fought workplace discrimination inside and outside of government

By: Abigail Alpern Fisch

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its field offices investigate complaints of job discrimination. Two longtime civil servants who previously worked together at the EEOC joined the “Profiles in Public Service” podcast to discuss dedicating their careers to upholding civil rights.

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The Intelligence Community: Meaningful work, great leaders, diverse opportunities and work-life balance

The Intelligence Community has been near the top of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings for the past decade. A human capital leader with the Intelligence Community explores why they  have high engagement and satisfaction and why employees stay.

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The public’s support of public servants

By: Mikayla Hyman

While a majority of the public in the U.S. is distrustful of the federal government, their view is much more favorable regarding our nation’s civil servants, the people working behind-the-scenes to carry out a wide array of federal programs and policies.

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Meet 2022 People’s Choice Award winner Josh Josa from USAID

Congratulations to Josh Josa of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the winner of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® People’s Choice Award. The Partnership’s Jordan LaPier interviewed Josa and discussed how he has leveraged U.S. resources and influence to promote educational opportunities in developing nations for children and youth with disabilities.

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These federal agencies are getting employee engagement and satisfaction right

By: Lia Collen

More than 150 agency leaders, federal employees, congressional staff and private sector leaders attended the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government awards breakfast at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate the top-ranked and most improved agencies.

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Have a laugh and learn all about ‘The G Word,’ a comedy docuseries about our government

By: Abigail Alpern Fisch

Jon Wolf and Jon Cohen, partners at Fair Point Productions, join the “Profiles in Public Service” podcast to talk about their work as the executive producers of “The G Word with Adam Conover.” Wolf and Cohen discuss how they created the show and what they learned about showcasing the federal government’s impact on our daily lives to general audiences.

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More than a quarter of ambassador positions are without a Senate-confirmed official, hindering American diplomacy

By: Mary-Courtney Murphy

Data from our Political Appointee Tracker, run jointly with The Washington Post, shows that nearly 30% of 194 Senate-confirmed ambassador positions in our government are currently vacant. Learn how nominating effective ambassadors has helped to bridge the gap in American leadership worldwide.

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