Five honorees reflect on the power of the Sammies
The Service to America Medals spotlight federal employees’ significant contributions to the health, safety and security of our nation. Here, five Sammies honorees from over the years reflect on what the recognition from federal leadership, media, celebrities and the public has meant to them.
Reflections on the Partnership for Public Service’s 20th anniversary
In honor of the Partnership’s 20th anniversary, Max Stier, the Partnership’s president and CEO, looks back on our founding, our accomplishments over the past two decades and our continued work to build a better government and a stronger democracy.
From college junior to the National Security Council: A career shaped by 9/11
Partnership Vice President of Research, Analysis and Evaluation Loren DeJonge Schulman writes about the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and how the attacks led her and other young people into public service.
Opportunity is calling: Professor Eileen Harrington looks back on a career in public service
In a new blog series, we conducted a series of interviews with professors who have worked in the federal government as part of our ongoing efforts to inspire the next generation to consider a public service career. Our first blog post in the series features Eileen Harrington, former executive director of the Federal Trade Commission, who spoke about how her time as a public servant impacts her current work as an adjunct professor of political science.
How three public servants strengthened our country’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
In our #IServeBecause survey we sent to civil servants, we received responses that explain why someone interested in helping others would find a career in the federal government rewarding. We share responses from three federal employees who are helping others by building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive nation.
Sammies finalists honored at Washington Nationals game
A group of 2021 Service to America Medals finalists were honored on-field during a recent Washington Nationals game. The finalists met Nationals Racing President Thomas Jefferson, appeared on the scoreboard’s screen and were cheered by more than 33,000 fans.
Why do federal employees choose public service?
This Public Service Service Recognition Week, we asked federal employees to share why they chose public service. Some found motivation in their family histories, others had formative educational experiences and others still made later career transitions.
10 ways to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week 2021
Join us in celebrating public servants during this year’s Public Service Recognition Week. We offer 10 ideas—small and big, virtual and in-person—to help you get started.
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.