U.S. Digital Service

U.S. Digital Service USDS is a group of technologists from diverse backgrounds working across the federal government to transform critical services for the people.
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Now is not the time to sit on your hands. More than ever, our country needs you.
09/17/2020

Now is not the time to sit on your hands. More than ever, our country needs you.

Many tech organizations across the country have renewed promises to diversify their workforce. There's still more to do....
09/16/2020
Bringing Everyone to the Table: Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Culture in Civic Tech - Code for America

Many tech organizations across the country have renewed promises to diversify their workforce.

There's still more to do.

Join our leaders for an honest conversation about how we're working to do better.

https://www.codeforamerica.org/events/bringing-everyone-to-the-table-fostering-a-diverse-and-inclusive-culture-in-civic-tech

Join us for a panel discussion where leaders will come together to consider the evolving diversity conversation in the civic tech space.

One of our weekly traditions is sharing kudos for each others' efforts and accomplishments. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Katherine takes us o...
09/15/2020

One of our weekly traditions is sharing kudos for each others' efforts and accomplishments. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Katherine takes us on a virtual gratitude safari through her urban jungle.

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ› ๐ŸŒŽ
09/10/2020

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ› ๐ŸŒŽ

Way back when. โฒ  #tbt to some of our OGs ca. 2014.
09/08/2020

Way back when. โฒ #tbt to some of our OGs ca. 2014.

Join us. Be the change โ™ป๏ธ
09/03/2020

Join us. Be the change โ™ป๏ธ

A cast of characters! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #tbt to this dream team, delivering better services to America's Veterans through desig...
09/01/2020

A cast of characters! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #tbt to this dream team, delivering better services to America's Veterans through design and technology.

Impact junkies wanted for meaningful work. Inquire within. usds.gov/apply
08/27/2020

Impact junkies wanted for meaningful work. Inquire within. usds.gov/apply

Grumpy cat poses for a photo with EmTav at VA next to our hierarchy of software development needs ๐Ÿ˜พ ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป
08/25/2020

Grumpy cat poses for a photo with EmTav at VA next to our hierarchy of software development needs ๐Ÿ˜พ ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Last of our 4-part series on starting a new job while working from home: structuring your routine and creating mental an...
08/24/2020
How to start a new job from home: Create a space to work

Last of our 4-part series on starting a new job while working from home: structuring your routine and creating mental and physical space for your best work.
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https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/how-to-start-a-new-job-from-home-create-a-space-to-work-c88240e051da

Get into a good routine, give yourself the time away from work and screens that you need, and most importantly, take care of yourself.

Doing the greatest good, for the greatest number of people, in the greatest need. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
08/20/2020

Doing the greatest good, for the greatest number of people, in the greatest need. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Week 3 of our series on starting a new job while working from home. Making the most of virtual introductions. What helps...
08/17/2020
How to start a new job from home: Get to know your coworkers through 1:1s

Week 3 of our series on starting a new job while working from home. Making the most of virtual introductions. What helps you build relationships and stay productive?
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/how-to-start-a-new-job-from-home-get-to-know-your-coworkers-through-1-1s-947a1288dd5d

When joining a new team, lots of introductions are the norm. With a virtual start, theyโ€™re just as important.

Celebrating six years of building better government services for all Americans through design and technology! Join us! h...
08/11/2020

Celebrating six years of building better government services for all Americans through design and technology! Join us! https://usds.gov/apply

Introducing "How to start a new job from home," a weekly series during August featuring new USDSer's best tips for worki...
08/03/2020
How to start a new job from home: Rise above the noise

Introducing "How to start a new job from home," a weekly series during August featuring new USDSer's best tips for working from home.

This week: how to improve your signal-to-noise ratio.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ถ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/how-to-start-a-new-job-from-home-rise-above-the-noise-b3b1068d3fb8

Slack overload is in a neck-to-neck competition with Zoom fatigue. What to do?

Marcy left her private sector career to join USDS. She served as an individual contributor, became the director of our d...
07/27/2020
USDS Alumni Network: Marcy Jacobs

Marcy left her private sector career to join USDS. She served as an individual contributor, became the director of our design community, and rose to be an executive director of our team at VA.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/usds-alumni-network-marcy-jacobs-123b96ae74d5

From individual contributor, director of design, to executive director of an agency team. Marcy made a huge impact during her tour.

"Go where the work is." - USDS value no. 4
07/22/2020

"Go where the work is." - USDS value no. 4

People continue to join USDS because they deeply believe in our mission and are drawn to the impact of our work to help ...
07/21/2020
Meet the Team ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Summer 2020

People continue to join USDS because they deeply believe in our mission and are drawn to the impact of our work to help people. The newest USDSers come from Facebook, government, both coasts, and the midwest ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/meet-the-team-summer-2020-3f9f21588551

People will always rely on government services, and the newest USDSers are here to make sure millions of Americans get what they need.

A Monday reminder about what it means to serve with USDS. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
07/20/2020

A Monday reminder about what it means to serve with USDS.
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

We're partnering with New Jersey's Office of Innovation to help improve their unemployment insurance weekly certificatio...
07/15/2020
Four Ways State Government Digital Service Teams Can Support the COVID-19 Response - The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation

We're partnering with New Jersey's Office of Innovation to help improve their unemployment insurance weekly certification website through user testing and human-centered design ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
https://beeckcenter.georgetown.edu/four-ways-state-government-digital-service-teams-can-support-covid-19-response/

COVID-19 has pushed states to foster greater inter-department collaboration, innovation with the public, and ensuring their services are accessible to all.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Delivery-driven๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป User-focusedโœ… High-impact
07/14/2020

๐Ÿ“ฆ Delivery-driven
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป User-focused
โœ… High-impact

How can you make an impact on our recovery? ๐Ÿ˜ท College student Jacob Goldberg built a COVID screener app to help keep peo...
07/10/2020
OIT Launches Pre-Entry Screening Tool

How can you make an impact on our recovery? ๐Ÿ˜ท College student Jacob Goldberg built a COVID screener app to help keep people safe at the VA medical center in Durham. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป With VA, we've made the tool available to facilities nationwide ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

https://www.oit.va.gov/news/article/?read=pre-entry-screening-tool-launches

From concept-to-launch OIT deploys new COVID-19 digital pre-entry screening tool to VA medical facilities in just 12 days.

On facing the numerous challenges serving our country through USDS ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ "I wouldnโ€™t trade my USDS experience for the ...
07/07/2020
USDS Alumni Network: Hana Schank

On facing the numerous challenges serving our country through USDS ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ "I wouldnโ€™t trade my USDS experience for the world, because it completely changed my career path and my life."

https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/usds-alumni-network-hana-schank-aecd2d841879

A UX Designer stayed beyond her tour, served with USDS in DC while commuting home to her family in NYC, and completely reshaped her career.

Fatima knows what it's like to live in different places and experience different systems of government. She comes to wor...
07/01/2020
Why We Serve: Fatima Noor

Fatima knows what it's like to live in different places and experience different systems of government. She comes to work every day helping elevate diverse perspectives and put users first.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
https://medium.com/@USDigitalService/why-we-serve-fatima-noor-665c750d862f

Experience as a Somali refugee led Fatima to the WH Domestic Policy council and ultimately USDS, where she advocates for users every day.

Do, or do not. There is no try. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
06/30/2020

Do, or do not. There is no try. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

We build better products when our teams reflect all of America. Diversity is important to us and we're always trying to ...
06/25/2020

We build better products when our teams reflect all of America. Diversity is important to us and we're always trying to improve. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

โ€œContinue to do better, and nobodyโ€™s perfectโ€ - @clarebayley presents on gender as a social construct. Weโ€™re building be...
06/24/2020

โ€œContinue to do better, and nobodyโ€™s perfectโ€ - @clarebayley presents on gender as a social construct. Weโ€™re building better public services for all Americans. Thereโ€™s a long way to go, but weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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