Federal employees share why public service is important to them
During last year’s Public Service Recognition Week, we asked federal employees to tell us their stories about working in government. These employees shared why they find their public service important and what motivates them to give back.
Impressions from 15 years in public service
James-Christian Blockwood, the Partnership’s executive vice president, previously served 15 years in four federal agencies. He shares his thoughts on government service and its unique power and position to positively impact communities and people.
Capitol Hill staff members serve our country and need our support
Following the tragic siege of the Capitol, the Partnership’s Vice President of Government Affairs Kristine Simmons reflects on her experience working at the White House on September 11, 2001.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with the Robertson Foundation for Government and a State Department lawyer leading the fight against global human rights abuses
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Monica Ager Jacobsen, an attorney advisor at the State Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor, spoke with the Robertson Foundation for Government about serving in the State Department and how the U.S. helps identify and promote accountability for human rights abuses.
The Sammies series: Q&A with Maximus and a Sammies finalist at the State Department creating public-private partnerships
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Thomas Debass, managing director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, spoke to Maximus’ Lisa Veith about his experience working for the federal government and the importance of public service.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cedric Sims and civil rights lawyer Jon Michael Seward
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Jon Michael Seward, a principal deputy chief in the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, spoke with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cedric Sims, about his work ensuring underserved and minority communities gain access to credit.
The Sammies Series: Q&A with BCG and finalist Claire Parkinson
2020 Service to America Medals finalist Claire Parkinson, the climate change senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, spoke with BCG’s Brooke Bollyky and Troy Thomas, about her cutting-edge scientific research and the future of her work.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on why strong partnerships matter
Our 2020 Spirit of Service honoree was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. During the Sammies awards program, Nadella joined Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, to discuss why strong partnerships and good leadership matter today.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is our Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Anthony Fauci was named Federal Employee of the Year at the 2020 Service to America Medals for his dedication to public health throughout five decades in the federal government. Watch dozens of celebrities and frontline workers thank Dr. Fauci for his work at the Sammies virtual awards program.
Inspiring stories from this year’s Service to America Medal awards
The Partnership hosted the first-ever virtual Service to America Medals awards program. Revisit highlights from the program and watch the winners receive congratulations from many luminaries from the political and celebrity worlds.