Reflections on the Partnership for Public Service’s 20th anniversary
On the Partnership’s 20th anniversary, CEO and President Max Stier reflects on the progress we’ve made toward our mission of building a better government and a stronger democracy, and looks ahead to the work that still needs to be done.
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.
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.