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Lara Shane is a communication strategist, producer and writer. She is the former vice president for research and communications at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.
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Service to America Medal Finalists: The Top Public Servants in the Sciences

September 23, 2013 Federal civil servants throughout the government are continually making important scientific breakthroughs and working to improve the quality of our environment. On October 3, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service will present the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Science and Environment to one of the five...

Service to America Medal Finalists: Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

September 12, 2013 There are numerous unheralded civil servants who play critical roles protecting the nation and its citizens from criminal activity and foreign threats. On Oct. 3, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service will present the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement to...

Service To America Medal Finalists: National Security And International Affairs

September 5, 2013 Each year numerous unsung civil servants respond to global crisis involving defense, military affairs, diplomacy, foreign assistance and trade. On Oct. 3, the Partnership for Public Service will present the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for National Security and International Affairs to one of the four finalists...

Factoring In Diversity

September 1, 2013 Almost two years ago, President Obama issued an executive order establishing a governmentwide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. “Our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all,” the order reads. “We are at our best...

Service To America Medal Finalists Exemplify Management Excellence

August 28, 2013 Federal managers play a crucial role in the effective operation of government, but their hard work, smart business practices and innovations often go unrecognized. On Oct. 3, the Partnership for Public Service will present the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Management Excellence to one of the...

9 Strategies for Increasing Collaboration and Reducing Waste in Government

August 14, 2013 President Obama recently instructed his Cabinet to develop “an aggressive management agenda” for his second term that delivers “smarter, more innovative and more accountable government,” and tapped his new Office of Management and Budget director to lead the effort. By all accounts, the team is in for a hard slog....

The Difference Between Men and Women in Government

July 15, 2013 Almost two years ago, President Obama issued an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. The order noted, “Our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all. We are at our best...

The Federal Government Does a Terrible Job of Recognizing High Performers

June 28, 2013 The federal government has frozen employee pay for the past three years, and many workers now are being furloughed, resulting in a loss of income. And performance bonuses for many senior executives have been canceled. For managers and leaders, it is hard to recognize and reward top performers in this...

The 5 Best Ways to Attract STEMM Talent to your Agency

May 17, 2013 Recruiting highly sought after STEMM talent, that is professionals in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medical fields, is hard and getting harder. The demand is growing, but the number of college students who have selected STEMM majors so far is staying flat. Federal agencies may find it difficult to...

The 6 Factors Needed to Drive Innovation in Government

May 2, 2013 There is much discussion these days about innovation and how important it is to making government more effective and efficient – particularly in these resource constrained times that require federal employees to do more with less. But what do we really mean by innovation and what drives it? At its...

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