Taking action to advance public service in America

By: Max Stier

Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, participated in a panel discussion titled “Taking Action to Advance Service in America” at an event hosted by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. Read about the ideas he and the other panelists shared during the session.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and bestselling author Michael Lewis, celebrate public servants

The Partnership teamed up with Axios, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and bestselling author Michael Lewis for a virtual event celebrating the 27 finalists for the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Learn more about this year’s finalists and watch a recording of the event.

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Joining the Partnership for Public Service turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made in my professional life

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Executive Vice President Meroe Park reminisces on her time at the Partnership, and how our mission and people made it such a great place to work.

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Remembering a larger-than-life public servant: Paul Volcker

By: Max Stier

Paul was a model public servant in the best sense of the word. He was a deeply committed patriot and statesman, who valued the people who served in government and understood that our country’s success depends on the quality of our public servants.

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Recognizing the people who do the work: Michael Bloomberg and Penny Pritzker praise public servants at 18th annual Service to America Medals gala

In a conversation at the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals gala, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, and Penny Pritzker, former secretary of the Department of Commerce, discuss keys to successful leadership and management.

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#StoriesOfService: Kristen Finne

Each week leading up to the eighteenth annual Service to America Medals gala on October 16, we will share a new track featuring a 2019 finalist’s powerful story of service. Each of these outstanding honorees reflected on their federal journey in conversations facilitated by StoryCorps®, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

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Listen to untold government stories

By: Meredith Huddle

Each week leading up to the eighteenth annual Service to America Medals gala on October 16, we will share a new track featuring a 2019 finalist’s powerful story of service. Each of these outstanding honorees reflected on their federal journey in conversations facilitated by StoryCorps®, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

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The 2013 Service to America Medals revealed the devastating effects of a government shutdown

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As the government shutdown continues for a third week, we reflect on the 2013 Service to America Medals awards gala, which took place three days into that year’s government shutdown. That night as we we recognized our government’s most outstanding employees, many of whom were furloughed as they received their awards, it was a powerful reminder of just how important the federal workforce is and how damaging shutdowns can be.

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Spread the word: Government plays a key role in American innovation

At the Service to America Medals gala, author Michael Lewis joined Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on stage for a fireside chat about the power of service.

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