Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® is the most comprehensive ranking of federal government organizations, drawing on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Human Capital Survey of more than 150,000 executive branch employees. The rankings are designed to offer job-seekers unprecedented insight into the best opportunities for public service and to provide managers and government leaders a road map for improving employee engagement and commitment.
The Call to Serve initiative is a joint effort of the Partnership and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to educate a new generation about the importance of a strong civil service, help re-establish links between federal agencies and campuses, and provide students with information about federal jobs. The Call to Serve network consists of more than 760 campuses and more than 75 federal agencies.
Effective leadership is essential to driving reform in any organization. Unfortunately, leadership is one of the areas where our federal government most dramatically lags the private sector. The Annenberg Leadership Seminars and the Excellence in Government Fellows program prepare rising federal leaders to solve pressing national issues by driving innovation, inspiring employees and delivering results.
The Federal Human Capital Collaborative is a community of federal managers and human resources professionals who share best practices and devise government-wide strategies to address critical challenges identified by member agencies. The Emerging HR Leaders Forum, a benefit of membership in the Collaborative, helps high potential HR employees in the early stages of their federal careers learn about best practices through peer-sharing sessions, professional development activities and group discussions on timely HR topics.
The Partnership seeks to be an agent of change through its work on behalf of civil service reform legislation. Our contributions to the debate, and our help in building relationships, is yielding results and advancing legislation that will make the federal government a more attractive and rewarding place to work.
The Partnership for Public Service’s Private Sector Council (PSC) connects experts from America’s top corporations with federal leaders to confront government’s key management challenges on an operational level. PSC’s primary purpose is to engage private sector expertise to improve the business of government.
Celebrated since 1985 the first Monday through Sunday in May, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
To shape the next president’s management plan, the Partnership for Public Service launched Ready to Govern, which offers recommendations for the presidential transition and establishes a framework for effective management in the next administration. The centerpiece will be a strategy to build and lead a first-rate federal workforce.
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Honorees are chosen each year based on their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation.
The Partnership for Public Service's Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) program connects senior-level executives in government with their predecessors and private-sector counterparts, providing them with an opportunity to leverage prior government experience as well as private-sector capabilities to continue to help transform government and improve performance. The SAGE effort focuses on the senior leadership in government, tackling issues that affect the management of operational disciplines across the public-sector. The Partnership’s SAGE program is currently comprised of communities for Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO).
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.