Stories of Service: How the CDC protects health care workers who are treating coronavirus patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory is playing a critical role in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus. In addition to standardizing and regulating personal protective equipment, the agency is also examining mental health issues related to workplace safety during the pandemic.

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A letter from the Partnership’s chair: Perseverance through adversity

By: Tom A. Bernstein

Partnership Chairman Tom A. Bernstein recently spoke to staff at a virtual “brown bag.” He answered questions from the team, including “Why is now a crucial moment for our government and our organization?”

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Communicating during the coronavirus: Advice from a Microsoft leader

The coronavirus pandemic forced communications professionals to change the way they work. At a Federal Communicators Network event, Frank Shaw, corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft, discusses his lessons for communicating effectively in this challenging environment.

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Stories of Service: Meet the biologist helping his agency’s response to COVID-19

By: Parker Schaffel

Corey Hoffman, a biologist at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, is supporting the agency’s director and senior leaders in their response to COVID-19 by identifying where the agency should focus its efforts and which partners it should work with.

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Stories of Service: NASA employees partner with local communities to help COVID-19 patients

By: Parker Schaffel

NASA employees are adapting projects currently underway and developing new ideas to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the ventilator, oxygen helmet and other tools that NASA engineers created in recent months.

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Stories of Service: How the nation’s space agency is communicating with its workforce during the coronavirus pandemic

From the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, NASA leaders recognized the importance of communicating clearly to employees using multiple channels. We spoke with Joel Carney in NASA’s Office of Mission Support Operations to discuss how the agency has kept its employees up to date during the pandemic.

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Stories of Service: How NGA is communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic

With 85% of its global workforce working remotely because of COVID-19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needed to determine how best to communicate in a virtual environment. We spoke with the agency about how senior leadership works closely with the public affairs team to maintain engagement throughout the crisis.

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Helping agency leaders prepare their employees to return to the workplace

To help agencies prepare for a return to workspaces, the Partnership worked with experts across government to develop a list of 25 issues for leaders to consider as they plan for employees to gather in physical workplaces.

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Stories of Service: Trio of VA doctors fights COVID-19 with virtual health tools

By: Parker Schaffel

Three doctors at the Veterans Health Administration are focused on increasing the accessibility, capacity, quality and experience of health care for veterans. Their work is critical now during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure veterans get the care they need.

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How to fulfill your hiring needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Lucy Cunningham , Rick Kempinski

Bringing on new talent during a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can be challenging. The Partnership hosted two roundtables focused on helping agencies recruit and quickly hire in a virtual environment.

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