Ready to Serve

Serving America through a presidential appointment is a great honor and responsibility. But, preparing to serve can be a complicated process and getting started early is important. Ready to Serve is our new, centralized resource that guides candidates through every step of the process.


2019 Annual Report

As our nation faces the most significant health and economic crises of our time, the need for a well-functioning, effective government has never been more critical. Read about how the Partnership sees a path forward for our government and our nation in our 2019 Annual Report.


Congratulations to the 2020 Sammies People’s Choice Winners

Corvelli McDaniel and Lorraine Cole created an innovative program for large commercial financial institutions to provide management and technical assistance to help small and minority-owned banks strengthen their balance sheets and better serve low-income communities.

2020 Survey on the Future of Government Service

The survey, sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service and higher education institutions, asks federal executives about their backgrounds, experiences and views. The results from the survey will provide insight into the challenges facing federal agencies and contribute to efforts to strengthen America’s public service and the operations of the federal government.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people. Here’s how we do it:

Leadership Development

We’ve reached over 15,000 federal employees across 75 agencies through our training programs, 98% of whom have applied program lessons to their job.

Government Modernization

We’ve worked with Congress on 43 pieces of legislation enacted on key federal management issues and helped develop the government’s first unified shared services management system.

Employee Engagement

We’ve given over 200 briefings using our Best Places to Work data and honored over 500 outstanding federal employees through our Service to America medals.

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Training Programs

Excellence in Government Fellows Program

Federal Employees,GS-14-15

Excellence in Government Fellows Program

Prepares senior-level federal managers to become effective leaders capable of driving change in their agencies.

Apply by September 25
Foundations in Public Service Leadership Program

Federal Employees,GS-12-13

Foundations in Public Service Leadership Program

Prepares federal employees to take on leadership responsibilities and become more effective.

Apply by August 17
Mission Support Leadership Program

Federal Employees,GS-12-14

Mission Support Leadership Program

Develops GS-12 to GS-14 federal employees in acquisitions, financial management, HR and IT, preparing them to become more effective leaders.

Apply by September 29

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Your support helps us advocate for better federal hiring practices, facilitate public-private collaboration, hold federal agencies accountable for progress, and more.