COVID-19 Bright Spots

Amid an ongoing global pandemic, federal agencies have continued to deliver critical services to the American public. For a deeper look at how our government has forged innovative solutions to address the COVID-19 health crisis, read our “bright spots” resources.

Opening Doors, Building Ladders

California has the highest number of federal employees outside the Washington, D.C. area, but agencies in the state still face challenges in attracting quality young talent. To address this issue, the Partnership and the James Irvine Foundation wrote a report examining how federal agencies in California can strengthen their talent pipelines by recruiting, hiring and retaining job seekers without a four-year degree.

Introducing CapitolStrong

The Partnership is proud to join CapitolStrong, a coalition of civil society organizations working to strengthen and invest in the institution of Congress and the people who serve there. Together, we are fiercely committed to honoring and supporting public servants within the Capitol Hill community during this difficult time for our country.

Restoring Stewardship

The Partnership, working with Meritalk and the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council, commissioned a survey of 300 federal leaders to identify the lessons they learned over the course of the pandemic. This report provides recommendations for future operations, service delivery and policymaking.

Political Appointments Tracker

Operated jointly by the Washington Post and Partnership for Public Service, the Political Appointments Tracker follows the status of nearly 800 of President Biden’s Senate-confirmed appointments. First launched in 2016, the tracker features several new analytical tools that bring readers closer than ever to the appointments process, including data visualizations, daily appointment updates and comparisons to previous administrations.

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 March 19
Mission Support Leadership Program

Federal Employees,GS-12-14

Mission Support Leadership Program

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

Apply by March 29
Engagement Coordinator Collective

Federal Employees,GS-13 and Above

Engagement Coordinator Collective

Agencies need employees who are dedicated to employee engagement initiatives. The Partnership for Public Service’s Engagement Coordinator Collective empowers participants from across the federal government to guide their agencies through a robust engagement planning and initiation process.

Apply by March 12
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