For immigrants hoping to apply for residency or become citizens, working with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is among their earliest first encounters with the federal government. Mariela Melero, associate director for Customer Service and Public Engagement for USCIS, is a finalist in the Service to America Medals program. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Melero tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White how she helps improve engagement with a highly diverse customer base. View a photo gallery of Sammies finalists.
More than 200 participants dashed between the raindrops during the May 1 Public Service 5K Run/Walk, raising $300,000 for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.
Think about how government workers have supported you in your day-to-day life and, where you can say thank you to them for what they do every day.
Just because it’s Public Service Recognition Week, that doesn’t mean federal managers’ appreciation for their employees should stop on Friday. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, shares some ideas on how to keep the love going on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Cheryl Coleman had a passion for public service instilled in her growing up. It comes from her family, many of whom were all teachers. After 25 years working in state government, Coleman came to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she oversees the agency’s efforts to reduce food waste nationwide.
Roxanna Vigil, Foreign Affairs Officer and Venezuela Desk Officer in the State Department’s Office of Andean Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, shares her thoughts about being a public servant with Federal News Radio.
Dr. Linda Sparke gets to “gawk at space hardware” as part of her job as research program manager in astrophysics at NASA,
Joel Scheraga never expected he’d one day become one of the EPA’s leading voices on climate change. From planetary geo-physics, to economics,to academia, Scheraga took advice from his dad and decided to go down an unexpected path.
JoAnn Slama Lighty, division director for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), at the National Science Foundation, says she enjoys her work at the intersection of science and innovation.
Dr. Scott Borg, head of the Antarctic sciences section within the National Science Foundation, says he enjoys not only the scientific research he’s conducted, but his contribution to the development of students in their university education.
Beth Cobert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, wants more people to know about the hard, important work federal employees do every day.
Brian Morales discusses some of his career highlights as chief of the Criminal Justice Division of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State.