Connections with like minded govies can be crucial to achieving professional goals and personal success. When we build community across organizational lines, we break down the “silos” we so often see in government and serve the public more effectively. Check out one community that is working to build the next generation of leaders in civil… Read more »
Posts Tagged: public service
As we transition to a new administration, let’s reach across the partisan divide to find shared values and seek common ground. Let’s listen more. Let’s create partnerships. America is greater when we work together.
“When we draw on the wisdom of a workforce that reflects the population we serve, we are better able to understand and meet the needs of our customers-the American people.”
Advice that will set you on the right paths for your careers in public service.
I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite public servants, the Director of the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Sherry Middleton. With over 32 years of experience in public service through both government and nonprofit work, Sherry is a respected, influential, and… Read more »
“Be servants of peace. Weep with those who are sorrowful, rejoice with those who are joyful, teach those who are ignorant. Care for those who are sick. Serve your families. Serve your neighbors. Serve your cities. Serve the poor. Join others who serve. Serve, serve, serve! That’s the challenge. For in the end, it will… Read more »
To kick off this new series, let’s start with why we need millennials in government in the first place. According to the US Census Bureau, cited in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), millennials (those born between 1980 and 2001) number about 92 million. Yet, despite being one of the largest and most activist… Read more »
I know what you’re thinking. Another millennial blog? There’s already so much out there. It seems like all we do these days is talk about millennials. But hear me out: I think it’s an important time to discuss what it means to be a millennial pursuing a government career. When I started as a research… Read more »
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Actually, this is happening right here in our government. Yes, it’s true: DoD has become the new and modern Death Star! Okay, maybe not quite. But there is a super laser technology now used by the Navy, thanks to Peter Morrison, Program Officer at the… Read more »
It’s still rare to see a woman running a government agency (only 34 percent of the SES is female), and it’s even rarer for that woman to be holding a technology position. Therefore, it was really a thrill to speak with Ann Dunkin, who currently serves as chief information officer at the US Environmental Protection… Read more »