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How feds helped children of Haiti after the earthquake

Sammie nominee Pius Bannis of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Haiti explains how he and his team helped get over 1,000 children to the United States.

Tags: management , Haiti , U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services , Pius Bannis , earthquake , Dorothy Ramienski , daily debrief

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 08:00pm EDT

Sammies finalist fights unapproved drugs

Through aggressive enforcement actions, incentives and multi-faceted education campaigns, FDA stopping the distribution of hundreds of unapproved prescription drugs. Deborah Autor is the fed behind the effort.

Tags: Federal Drive , Deborah Autor , FDA , Center for Drug Evaluation and Research , Service to America Medal , Partnership for Public Service , Rachel Stevens

Monday - 07/26/2010, 10:40am EDT

DOE analyst takes science beyond textbook

We continue our Sammies Tracker series, speaking to finalists in this year's Service to America Medals from the Partnership for Public Service

Tags: Sue Ellen Walbridge , Federal Drive , DoE , National Science Bowl , Service to America

Monday - 07/12/2010, 10:40am EDT

TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department's newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , Service to America Medals , Treasury , TARP , Timothy Massad , Office of Financial Stability

Monday - 06/28/2010, 10:40am EDT

SAMMIE Finalist reassured while averting disaster

His conviction that the Treasury's debt office was on the verge of disaster much like 2005 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ill-equipped to handle Hurricane Katrina led him to push for a complete overhaul of the risk management tools used to issue the national debt. Meet Karthik Ramanathan: SAMMIE finalist.

Tags: Federal Drive , Partnership for Public Service , Service to America Medals , Treasury , Karthik Ramanathan

Monday - 05/17/2010, 10:40am EDT

Sammies nominee saves the Great Lakes

Special fed's work saved the Great Lakes.

Tags: pay and benefits , USGS , Ryan Jackson , Service to America Medal , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:24pm EDT

SAMMIES: Tech-savvy winners

At least half of the Service to America Medal winners relied on IT for their work.

Tags: Service to America Medals , Partnership for Pubic Service , technology , Dorobek Insider , Must Reads

Monday - 09/20/2010, 05:42pm EDT

Nominations open for 2011 SAMMIES

It's time to start thinking about the 2011 Service to America Medals. Tim McManus from the Partnership for Public Service tells us how to nominate someone for the awards.

Tags: PPS , Tim McManus , Service to America Medals , Dorobek Insider , management

Friday - 09/17/2010, 05:00pm EDT

SAMMIES Review/Local Government Job Losses

Host Derrick T. Dortch explores the Service to America medals and government layoffs around the country.
September 17, 2010

Tags: Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , layoffs

Friday - 09/17/2010, 11:45am EDT

DHS fed named 2010 Federal Employee of the Year

The devastation in Haiti was so overwhelming after the January earthquake, it might have paralyzed lesser people than our next guest. But this Homeland Security Department worker swung into action. As a result, there are hundreds of happy children scampering around the U.S. He is the Citizenship and Immigration Services field office director for Haiti, and the 2010 Federal Employee of the Year, Pius Bannis.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , Pius Bannis , Service to America

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 10:31am EDT
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