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Public Service Recognition Week

Government Works, Even if Washington Doesn't

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Sure, the political system in Washington can certainly be described as dysfunctional -- and that's putting it kindly. But lumping together self-interested politicians with dedicated public sector employees is just plain wrong.

The Government Apocalypse: Life Without Public Servants

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Since 1985, the first week of every May has been designated as a time set aside to honor the women and men who serve our nation as government employees at the federal, state, county and local levels.

Why we serve

Tom Fox | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Federal employees have different reasons for choosing a career in public service. Some have been influenced by personal experiences or external events...

Ideas for Public Service Recognition Week

Tom Fox | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

This week has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), a time to honor the men and women who work in government each and...

Before They Were Famous: Celebrities Who Were Once Federal Workers

Joseph A. Beaudoin | Posted 05.04.2012 | Celebrity
Joseph A. Beaudoin

Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?

Amid Government Scandals With GSA and Secret Service, Advice for Federal Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

The scandalous acts of a few government employees who wasted taxpayer dollars and abused the public trust are making headlines, but these cases are not representative of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers.

Unsung Heroes: Recognizing Our Public Servants

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

For the good of the country, it is time to stop trying to tear people down and start having an adult conversation about the future of the American middle class, including the public servants who work to make all our lives better.

Federal Workers Play Key Roles for the Nation

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

We need to reconnect Americans to their government. People need to better understand that public servants are their friends and neighbors who are helping address our collective challenges here and abroad.