Publications

‘You need people to work in the public good’: Four impeachment witnesses on the lessons they learned about American democracy

May 17, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

To mark Public Service Recognition Week, the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service assembled former federal foreign policy experts who gained fame by boldly and publicly confronting their superiors with facts.

2021 Sammies finalist developed testing for emergency response robots

May 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

We take them for granted now – robotic vehicles operating in emergency or disaster situations. Reliance on robots didn’t just happen. Among other things, it took the establishment of accurate and repeatable testing methodologies, to know for sure if a robot could traverse a rocky slope or a smoky building. For his work at developing...

When the World Went Into Lockdown, He Brought Americans Home

May 12, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

For his leadership role in bringing home more than 100,000 U.S. citizens stranded abroad in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, a Fordham Law alumnus working for the State Department is up for an award often called the Oscars of government service.

Working Across Clouds – What Agencies are Learning

May 11, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Agencies have made cloud progress over the past year – identifying workloads they can move to the cloud, reducing costs, increasing data availability, and supporting maximum telework. At the same time, over the past year – we’ve seen growing awareness that procurement modernization ispossible and can help to transform Federal IT infrastructure.

Ken Graham guides nation through the historic 2020 hurricane season with steady hand

May 11, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

For Ken Graham, 2020 was deeply personal. During the most active Atlantic hurricane season in 170 years of recorded history, he’d inform those in harm’s way of 11 landfalling U.S. tropical cyclones. That is a challenge unto itself. But it was also happening in the middle of the worst global pandemic in more than a...

Rebuilding The State Department Under Biden

May 8, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Partnership for Public Service applauds re-introduction of Inspire to Serve Act

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit  Partnership for Public Service  released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the re-introduction of the Inspire to Serve Act, H.R. 3000.  “Employers of choice cannot spend decades without modernizing their personnel systems, but that’s exactly what has been done by our federal government. The Inspire to Serve Act sets forth bold actions that will help the federal government recruit and hire highly skilled, capable civil servants needed to meet the increasingly...

Biden: Federal employee awards highlight ‘noble’ public service

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

President Joe Biden applauded the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists May 5 as a reminder of the important work that federal employees do to serve the American public.

Sammies 2021 finalists announced for outstanding federal service

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

One good thing about the last year’s seemingly endless crisis is the opportunity to render outstanding public service. And that’s what this year’s class of Service to America Medals finalists have done. Announced this week, many have risen to the challenge of the pandemic. For a review, the President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service...

Innovation from pandemic can help leaders reimagine government

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: In the News

Federal employee engagement is up this year despite the challenges from the pandemic. About 75% of federal employees say their work gives them a sense of personal accomplishment.