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Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): Preparing for the Presidency

Running the U.S. government is one of the world’s most challenging jobs, yet there’s only a small window of time after the election to get ready, so presidential transition activities should start much sooner. The fourth video in the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series describes the role of the presidential transition process in preparing a president-elect to run the country or continue into a second term.

Watch the newly released video to learn more, including why it’s vital to start the transition process months before the election is even held. 

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May 16, 2024

Spotlighting true public servants during Public Service Recognition Week: Part 1

During Public Service Recognition Week 2024, the Partnership for Public Service shined a spotlight on dedicated individuals who work behind the scenes to serve their communities and country. To celebrate the invaluable contributions of public servants, I embarked on a journey to delve into the experiences, challenges and triumphs of four people making a difference…

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May 14, 2024

Tapping into the hidden workforce to build a strong pipeline of diverse talent in the federal government

Hiding in plain sight is a gold mine of diverse talent that remains underused by the federal government: “hidden workers,” or individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed, including caregivers, individuals with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, second-career employees and community college graduates.   Though not intentionally discriminatory, traditional federal hiring practices often exclude these groups of…

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May 10, 2024

Partnership unveils the 2024 Service to America Medals® finalists

To kick off Public Service Recognition Week, the Partnership for Public Service announced the finalists for this year’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This distinguished list of 25 individual and team honorees was selected from a record-breaking pool of over 530 nominations and reflects the extraordinary efforts of federal employees across dozens…

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May 9, 2024

Lessons on Equitable and Effective AI for Public Health

The Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group, convened senior federal health leaders for a panel and roundtable conversation on the responsible use of generative artificial intelligence, or GenAI, to improve agency operations and public health service delivery.   Leaders of public sector health organizations valued privacy, equity and accuracy well before…

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April 29, 2024

10 ways to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week 2024

Public servants are the foundation and backbone of our country, and Public Service Recognition Week 2024 offers us a chance to recognize and reflect on all their hard work and accomplishments. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate public servants this year: 1. Spread the word about PSRW using the Partnership’s toolkit. Our toolkit makes…

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April 25, 2024

How enterprise risk managers can help federal agencies implement artificial intelligence guidance

Recently, the federal government has issued guidance, frameworks and an executive order tied to the management of artificial intelligence risks.   Enterprise Risk Management, or ERM, supports the strategic and operational responsibilities of agency leaders in meeting these standards. In January, the Partnership for Public Service hosted an event with Deloitte & Touche LLP on this…

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April 9, 2024

Our Government Explained (in 3 Minutes or Less): Why Do We Pay Taxes?

In the first video of season two of the Partnership’s “Our Government Explained” series, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel joins us to talk about why we need to pay taxes and where the money goes. Watch now to learn about the on-again, off-again early days of taxation and the many benefits and services our taxes pay…

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April 2, 2024

Perspectives on the ethical use of artificial intelligence in government

The Partnership for Public Service, in collaboration with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, convened federal service delivery leaders for a roundtable conversation on ethical artificial intelligence and benefits delivery.   During the conversation, we heard from a range of leaders on how they are approaching the possibilities and challenges AI presents for government….

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March 27, 2024

How leaders can get comfortable with accountability

Accountability can be a scary word for federal leaders.   We often associate the word with audits and “gotcha” exercises, but accountability is so much more than that. In fact, government supervisors need to embrace and get comfortable with accountability if they want to be effective at leading people and achieving results.   Let’s look at the…

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March 26, 2024

Reflections on the impact of our Federal Advisor Certificate Program

In different student services roles at various higher education institutions, I have supported students searching for federal internships in the Washington, D.C., area.   Yet despite my connection to, and experience working with, federal employees, the process of advising students on how to find government jobs felt entirely overwhelming.  How the Partnership is helping campus…

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