U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, Senator Joseph Lieberman to Announce National Campaign to Educate College Students about Federal Service
Nearly half of the federal workforce may be eligible to retire within the next five years including over 70 percent of senior managers. Currently only one in six college-educated Americans expresses significant interest in working for the federal government, according to a nationwide public opinion survey.
Campuses which sign on to “A Call to Serve: Leaders in Education Allied for Public Service” will help make federal service come alive for students by sponsoring campus events on federal careers, highlighting alumni who are making important contributions as federal employees, and encouraging leaders to speak about government service at commencement or other occasions. The campaign will be facilitated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan, non-profit organization aimed at recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service.
United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will join OPM Director Kay Coles James, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, Partnership President Max Stier, and others at the official launch of the “Call to Serve” campaign in Washington on Monday, April 22nd. This event will be broadcast nationwide via satellite feed (details below).
TIME: 10:30 a.m. EST
DATE: Monday, April 22nd
PLACE: The George Washington University
The Jack Morton Auditorium (Media and Public Affairs Building)
805 21st Street, NW,
AMC 01 (Formerly GE 1)
Downlink Frequency: 12100 MHz
Test time: 10:00 AM, EDT |
Program: 10:30 AM, EDT to 1:00 PM, EDT
Technical trouble phone #: (202) 994-8233
1-800-882-8498 (any time between 12 pm – 1 pm EST)
Some of the participants will be available for satellite interviews after the announcement. During this time, media across the country can call in and ask questions to participants via satellite. To participate, media should call 1-800-882-8498 between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. EST. (For more information, call Bethany Young at 202-775-9111 or 202-277-3848).
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James
U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
GWU President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Partnership President and CEO Max Stier
Please call Bethany Young or Caren Benjamin at 202-775-9111.
Local Contact: Mary Cox, director of special events at Seton Hill College, at 724-830-4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.