An estimated 21 million individuals in the U.S. workforce are public service employees, including those at the department. America’s public servants are educators, first responders and health-care workers, military personnel, local, state and federal government employees, and nonprofit workers: They all provide essential services to our communities and economy. Public servants are asked to work with ever-shrinking resources and under increasingly unpredictable and challenging conditions.
Those who seek out public interest careers in government and across the nonprofit sector are all united by a passion for making a difference. We find deep fulfillment in doing work that advances justice and equity, like we do at the department.