Dr. King famously said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” It is this quote that I believe epitomizes Dr. King’s legacy and also speaks to who we are as public servants.
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The work will begin for a new administration but it continues for public servants. So we’ve compiled sage words for this moment and the journey ahead.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a dedicated public servant who spent her life working to provide people with civil rights, equal opportunity and human dignity.
A long-time public servant signs off after more than 40 years of federal service. Her lessons? Don’t hold back. Make the most of your experience in life.
One of the best ways to get focused during a crisis is to help others. So, let’s look at how volunteering can work for anyone: 10 ways to virtual volunteer.
A post-it note that took up residence on my desk six weeks ago asks me every day, “How do we get through?” I’m not sure I have a singular answer right now.
Is our historical view of public service changing, in part, because of performance measurement and advances in technology?
As public administrators, we must work to remove artificial roadblocks, work cooperatively for the good of the citizens we serve and come together in the pursuit of common goals. It also helps to have passion, be champions for change, seek bottom-up solutions and provide concrete objectives and actions.
The Secret Lives of Public Servants is a three-episode documentary web series that explores the creative hobbies of public service workers outside the 9-5. Each episode profiles a different public servant and looks at what they do for their day jobs and then what they do in their “secret life”.
Because millennials value both organizational mission and opportunities for personal and career development, agencies’ overall Employee Engagement Index scores can be a particularly useful measure to indicate where young people could feel most motivated and satisfied at work.