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August 18, 2022

Our podcast, “Profiles in Public Service” took a comedic turn with guests Jon Wolf and Jon Cohen, partners at Fair Point Productions, who spoke with co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher about their work as the executive producers of “The G Word with Adam Conover.” “The G Word” is a comedy docuseries on Netflix hosted by comedian Adam Conover of “Adam Ruins Everything.”

July 22, 2022

The Partnership for Public Service announced on July 19 that Josh Josa of the U.S. Agency for International Development is the winner of the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® “Sammies” People’s Choice Award. The Partnership’s Jordan LaPier interviewed Josa, an inclusive education specialist, and discussed how he has leveraged U.S. resources and influence to promote educational opportunities in developing nations for children and youth with disabilities.

July 14, 2022

New research by the Partnership for Public Service and BCG shows that many federal agencies are struggling to improve employee engagement, with leaders and the workforce facing an array of challenges that include transitioning to new ways of working due the fallout from COVID-19 pandemic.

June 21, 2022

Last week, we announced the top six finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® 2022 People’s Choice Award. From the depths of the ocean to undiscovered galaxies, our finalists have made significant contributions to our nation and the world.

May 13, 2022

On Wednesday, May 11, the Washington Nationals honored nearly 20 Service to America Medals® finalists with on-field recognition, a public address announcement and a display on the Jumbotron.

May 10, 2022

POLITICO GREENWIRE — Finalists for annual public service awards include civil servants who have peered into the world’s seas, sought to save its climate and uncovered a multitude of environmental crimes.

May 6, 2022

On Thursday, May 5, the Partnership welcomed the finalists from the 2022 Service to America Medals®, or the Sammies, to a reception on the rooftop of the Partnership’s new office at 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

May 5, 2022

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK — It’s that time of year once again, the season to honor those who serve the country with distinction. The Partnership for Public Service has announced finalists in the Service to America Medals, or Sammies, program. This year there’s a special category for COVID-19 response. For more, the president and CEO of the Partnership, Max Stier spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

May 5, 2022

GOVERNMENT MATTERS — 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.

May 4, 2022

WASHINGTON POST — With Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine raging, covid-19 deaths nearing one million in the U.S. and toxic political divisions surging, it’s time for some good news. The good news is the appreciation being shown to public servants, including 2 million federal employees, who are being honored separately with Presidential Rank Awards and the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medals during this week’s Public Service Recognition Week.

Page header: Charles Bolden, former Administrator of NASA, interviewed backstage at the 2013 Sammies gala
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