This is a friendly reminder that the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will be partnering with the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service to present a webinar looking at the future of public service tomorrow, April 21 at 1 p.m. EDT.
Inspired to Serve: Recommendations for the Future of Public Service will feature Commission Chairman and former Congressman Joseph Heck as he discusses the Commission’s recent report, Inspired to Serve, and the recommendations it puts forward to Congress to address the challenges that face those entering public service today. (Students, new professionals and those who are interested in serving in government: Keep reading!)
Created by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 to review the military selective service process and consider methods to increase participation in military, national and public service, the Commission has been engaged in two years of steady conversations on this important mission. Research outlets have included numerous public listening events, hearings, town hall discussions and more.
In addition to military and national service, the report proposes significant changes to federal civil service personnel systems, focused especially on attracting new generations of Americans and people with critical skills to public service. Next steps for this valuable research could include Congressional hearings, legislation to enact the recommendations, agency rulemakings and more.
Moderated by ASPA Executive Director Bill Shields, this discussion will look at the Commission’s public service recommendations and outline how these recommendations are even more relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty of time for Q&A will be provided.
Just some of the report’s recommendations include:
· Adding women to the military selective service
· Reforming federal internship and recent-graduate hiring programs and establishing a governmentwide statutory goal of 30,000 annual recent-graduate hires by 2026
· Creating a Public Service Corps through which federal agencies would grant scholarships to university students in exchange for a four-year commitment to work in civil service employment at that agency
· Modernizing job application standards like recruiting on third-party job boards like LinkedIn, simplifying job description; and accepting standard, one-page resumes
Want to know more? Join us tomorrow to participate in this very insightful discussion.
Dr. Joseph Heck, Chairman, National Commission on Military, National and Public Service
Bill Shields, Jr., Moderator, Executive Director, American Society for Public Service
This webinar is free to all who wish to attend—membership is not required. Please share these details with your network, colleagues and students, and encourage them to join this discussion.
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