Lawmakers Concerned as Millennials Show Little Interest in Public Service

MAP President Steven Olikara recently joined Peter Zampa to contextualize millennial attitudes towards public service. The conversation occurred shortly after Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) hosted a hearing to examine ways in which government can attract more millennials to federal government service.

‘There’s this larger narrative that we have to combat which is that you can’t make a difference in public service...There is a systemic problem, we need cultural change, and I think the biggest thing I hear all the time is, we need to be rewarding talent and rewarding results.’
— Steven Olikara

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Lawmakers concerned as millennials show little interest in public service

Are millennials uninterested in public service? That's a question lawmakers are pondering in Washington. Statistics show younger generations are scared off by federal government jobs. "Bring back this sense of civic idealism that you can make a difference," said Steven Olikara, Founding President of the Millennial Action Project.