Social Security Administration

A sizable majority of federal employees believe they have the skills to do their jobs and fulfill their agency missions, according to the 2012 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” report released by the Partnership for Public Service.

Among 10 workplace categories that drive employee satisfaction working for government, employees government-wide gave the match between their skills and mission the highest rating, with a score of 77.3 on a scale of 100. This was a slight drop from 2011 when the score was 78.6.
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This is the first in a series of articles about innovation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A collaborative effort to combine data previously scattered across multiple federal agencies has led to a single portal where veterans can access key benefits. Keep reading →

Data analytics are proving to be a powerful tool for improving the results of government program, according to a new report released today, “From Data To Decisions: The Power of Analytics.”

The report, which examines how several federal agencies used data, is a joint effort between the Partnership for Public Service and the Public Sector Business Analytics & Optimization practice at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. Keep reading →

This is the fourth of a series of profiles on the nine standout public servants who received Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) honoring their high-impact contributions to the health, safety and well-being of Americans at a Washington, D.C. gala September 15. The awards, presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, are among the most prestigious honors given to America’s civil servants. This profile features the winner of the citizen services medal, Diane Braunstein, associate commissioner for the Office of International Programs at the Social Security Administration.

Imagine that you were diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer or a rare and debilitating chronic disease, have applied for Social Security disability benefits to help make ends meet, and are placed on a long waiting list where the claim lingers without resolution. Keep reading →