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Partnership for Public Service

Service to America Medals honor extraordinary federal employees

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have been dubbed the “Oscars of government service.” The Partnership for Public Service gives out the awards annually to extraordinary federal employees who have made the country better, safer and stronger. With public trust in government low and on the decline, the Partnership has found […]

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Prioritize equity to improve government service experiences, Partnership for Public Service recommends

According to the Pew Research Center, public trust in government is near historic lows, with only about a quarter of Americans saying they can trust the government to do the right thing at least most of the time. The Partnership for Public Service has put out a report with recommendations on how agencies can improve […]

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Science and technology training for defense workforce needs improvement, says governance advisor

The Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Michael Brown says the Pentagon’s efforts to recruit science and technology talent are currently insufficient. The Defense Department needs to do a better job of recruiting, developing and retaining talent to create a more blended workforce. Loren DeJonge Schulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership […]

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Sammies awards recognize excellence in public service on 20th anniversary

The Partnership for Public Service has announced the winners of this year’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies). The program celebrates the hard work of federal employees who have benefitted the health, safety and prosperity of the United States. Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, said […]

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Government shutdowns hurt everyone, Partnership for Public Service president says

On top of the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing economic recovery and natural disasters, the federal government almost faced another government shutdown. The threat of a shutdown makes government unnecessarily difficult, according to Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Stier said government shutdowns hurt everyone by distracting civil servants from critical issues, […]

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Government must reduce number of Senate-confirmed positions, says Partnership for Public Service head

At his 200th day in office, President Biden has 389 nominations that require Senate confirmation. That still leaves a number of important positions, including director for the Office of Management and Budget, vacant. Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, said the United States must aggressively reduce the number […]

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Government must proactively recruit younger cyber talent, says Partnership for Public Service vice president

The White House wants to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of critical infrastructure. The head of the Partnership for Public Service, Max Stier, says the federal government must revitalize its cyber workforce. With an aggressive talent market for cybersecurity jobs and less than 6% of the federal cyber workforce under age 30, the government cannot […]

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Data show federal leaders “more than rose to the challenge” of COVID-19

The 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government says NASA, the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office delivered the best workplace results. This year’s work included the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic caused. Loren DeJonge Schulman, former chief of staff to the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs and now […]

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