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November 18, 2022

Stories from Humans of Public Service

The government is filled with public servants leading in technology, innovation, and improving government customer experiences for the public. On this episode we hear from Brian Whittaker and Amber Chaudhry, who are not only two such leaders, but also share a passion for creating support networks for emerging public servants from a diversity of backgrounds. Whittaker…

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Blog
November 15, 2022

Implementing the President’s Management Agenda

The Partnership for Public Service and Guidehouse held an event on October 26 to release a new report, Building a Data Foundation: The Role of Data and Evidence in Advancing the President’s Management Agenda. Coming one year after the release of the PMA vision, the event featured a keynote from Cristin Dorgelo, senior advisor for…

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Report
November 14, 2022

Retaining My Generation

In response to evolving workplace values and expectations related to COVID-19 and the Great Resignation, the Partnership for Public Service—with support from ServiceNow—examined why civil servants leave their agencies or the federal government altogether and what makes them stay. Recognizing that retention strategies should not be one-size-fits-all, our study focused on an important and often overlooked factor of employee retention: generational values and expectations. More specifically, we explored the characteristics and work motivations of Gen X and Gen Z civil servants.

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Blog
November 14, 2022

How to effectively tell government success stories

On Nov. 2, the Partnership for Public Service held a virtual workshop to help federal communications professionals learn how to strategically frame government success stories. The event was led by Doug Hattaway, founder and CEO of Hattaway Communications, who shared insights from his three decade-long career working with various organizations and federal agencies to tell…

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Blog
November 9, 2022

A conversation with 2022 Spirit of Service Award winner Darren Walker

At the 21st annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® gala in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, the Partnership presented its 2022 Spirit of Service Award to Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. In his role as president since 2013, Walker has made it his mission to support transformative ideas, institutions and individuals…

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Blog
November 1, 2022

Outcome of midterms unlikely to improve the Senate confirmation process for executive branch nominees

The time it takes to confirm presidential appointments in the Senate has grown longer and longer over the past four decades, despite several changes to Senate rules. The confirmation process now takes more than twice as long as it did during President George H. W. Bush’s administration, and the results of the midterm elections are…

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Podcast
November 1, 2022

Diplomacy, Diversity, and Dialogue at the U.S. Embassy to Israel

Samantha Sutton, a 2022 Service to America Medals® Emerging Leader finalist and current Political Advisor for the United States Mission to the United Nations, shares her story of working in diplomacy as a career civil servant who started as an intern with the State Department. Sutton has worked on Middle East peace issues across three…

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Report
October 27, 2022

Leadership Self-Efficacy and Self-Doubt

In this report, we sought to better understand women’s self-confidence in the federal workplace using our 360 assessment data, as well as qualitative data we collected during 13 research interviews and a focus group with women in federal leadership positions. Our data demonstrates that women tend to experience self-doubt and perceive their own performance and leadership skills less favorably than others perceive them. We also found some evidence that women are more reluctant than men to see themselves as confident leaders. We argue that addressing this issue will require structural change and collective action to shift how women are recognized in the workplace.

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Video
October 26, 2022

Highlights from the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals Event

On September 20, the Partnership for Public Service held the 21st annual Samual J. Heyman Service to America Medals gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Video
October 26, 2022

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

The Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program helps bring diverse young talent to government and offers students the opportunity to apply their educational training to work at a federal agency.

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