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Call to Serve: Sangi Ranadeeve’s Story

Sangi Ranadeeve shares her experience as a fresh graduate who joined the federal workforce as an IT Cybersecurity Specialist at the Department of State where she protects the public from ever-present cyber threats.

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The “Oscars” of Government Service

November 1, 2021 | 43 minutes

This week, we’re giving you a front-row seat to the nation’s premier awards program honoring excellence in government: The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals®—or the Sammies, for short. You’ll hear President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Geoff Bennett of NBC News and a host of others recognize exceptional public servants doing remarkable things for our country, from driving America’s wireless revolution to designing the basic structure of the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about this year’s finalists and winners, visit See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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Leading the Way Toward a Better Government

August 5, 2021 | 43 minutes

Bob McDonald, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Andrew Marshall, vice president of leadership development at the Partnership for Public Service, discuss why good leaders are the key to a good government. McDonald and Marshall discuss leading in the public sector versus the private sector, the impact and evolution of the Partnership’s leadership development work and how strong leaders can help rebuild public trust in our most important democratic institution. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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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.

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A Conversation with Democracy’s Caretakers

June 5, 2021 | 61 minutes

Washington Post columnist James Hohmann talks to Dr. Fiona Hill, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and former Ambassadors to Ukraine William B. Taylor and Marie Yovanovitch about why young people should go into public service, the importance of the career workforce and the state of our democratic institutions. Then, hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher offer their perspectives on the discussion. This conversation was hosted by the Partnership for Public Service on May 6, 2021, as part of Public Service Recognition Week. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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April 28, 2022

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.


March 29, 2022

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...


October 28, 2020

Rapid Reinforcements

Certain challenges – such as national emergencies, large-scale attrition, new mission requirements and the need for new talent – require federal agencies to rapidly grow their workforce. With support from the Democracy Fund, the Partnership for Public Service identified the most effective and widely applicable strategies for surge hiring.


April 28, 2019

Talent Acquisition Quick Tips

Amid the response to COVID-19, federal agencies are moving quickly to fill the jobs needed to address new and emerging challenges. In Spring 2020, the Partnership hosted two recruiting and hiring sessions to support agencies as they sought to rapidly fill mission critical roles. This guide captures strategies and insights shared by experts at those...