Call to Serve: Louie Ocaranza’s Story
Louie Ocaranza shares his unique experience as Wildlife Refuge Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he oversees two refuges under the National Wildlife Refuge System which includes managing a variety of different wildlife species and habitats to recover species in need of conservation and to provide opportunities for the public to connect with nature. Visit GoGovernment.org to discover your #CallToServe and learn how to start your public service career.
Call to Serve: Meet David Rader
Meet the Department of Defense's David Rader, who works to protect American businesses, investors, innovators, and technologies. As a 2022 Sammies Emerging Leaders finalist, learn why David serves.
Call to Serve: Meet Mark Williams
Meet USDA's Mark Williams, a 2022 Sammies Emerging Leader finalist who is dedicated to working alongside farmers to help them solve water and nutrient problems affecting their fields. Learn firsthand about why he serves.
Call to Serve: Meet Josh Josa
Meet USAID’s Josh Josa, a 2022 Sammies Emerging Leader finalist, who works to ensure marginalized communities have inclusive access to education. Learn firsthand about why he serves.
The “Oscars” of Government Service
November 1, 2021 | 43 minutes
Leading the Way Toward a Better Government
August 5, 2021 | 43 minutes
Passing the Torch
July 18, 2021 | 58 minutes
Hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher speak with Mary Gibert and Gail Lovelace, two former leaders at the General Services Administration, about ensuring smooth presidential transitions, getting more young people into public service and managing historic transfers of power—from the first conducted after 9/11 to our most recent one in 2020.
A Conversation with Democracy’s Caretakers
June 5, 2021 | 61 minutes
Using affinity groups to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce￼
While the federal workforce became more diverse in terms of gender, race and ethnicity from the end of the Obama administration to the end of the Trump administration, agencies can still do more to recruit and retain people from underrepresented communities. Affinity groups are one resource that agencies can use to meet this imperative.
Introducing our Agency Performance Dashboard: A new tool to build government transparency and accountability
The Partnership for Public Service’s new Agency Performance Dashboard provides digestible insights on 24 federal agencies, including workforce trends such as demographics, employee engagement, employee education and organizational finances. Each dashboard offers one of the most comprehensive looks at agency trends, performances and workforce data available to the public in one place; its content will...
Do federal civil servants trust the government?
Evidence indicates that civil servants’ trust in government is tied to several critical trends in the federal workforce, including employee engagement, productivity and retention. But despite a long history of tracking public trust in government, few researchers have addressed the factors that affect federal employees’ trust in the federal system. Filling this knowledge gap could...
Calling all aspiring public servants: New program recruiting students for paid federal internships
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the next generation of public servants by applying for paid federal internships through the Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program, an initiative run by the Partnership for Public Service and supported by Schmidt Futures. The program comes at a critical time. Young talent in government is...