We the Partnership

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More