About Us

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people.

We all deserve a government that is responsive to the needs of our fellow citizens. While others may debate whether government should be bigger or smaller, we focus on making it better.

Since our founding in 2001, we have worked to make government more effective and efficient. Our nonpartisan stance allows us to collaborate with many different stakeholders who share our vision for a better government. We serve as a bridge between administrations, across the political aisle and from government to the private sector, bringing together diverse perspectives to develop forward-thinking solutions and put them into action.

But improving government requires more than just ideas—we need a talented corps of knowledgeable, action-oriented problem-solvers capable of driving results and innovation. That’s why we work with leaders throughout government to help them transform the government we have into the government we need.

We’re proud of the work we’ve done. But we understand that there’s much more work still to do.


We lead proactive efforts to make the federal government more effective. We convene stakeholders from across the public and private sectors to solve critical management challenges, and we work with federal agencies, Congress and the administration to deliver results.


Providing assistance to federal agencies to improve their management and operations, and to strengthen their leadership capacity

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Conducting outreach to college campuses and job seekers to promote public service

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Celebrating government’s successes so they can be replicated across government

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Advocating for needed legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen the civil service

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Generating research on, and effective responses to, the workforce challenges facing our federal government

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Enhancing public understanding of the valuable work civil servants perform

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We are changing the way government functions and helping it better deliver on its promises to the American people. Our thought leadership informs agency policy and government legislation. Our program participants become effective government leaders who drive positive change in their agencies.


Agencies in our Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings


Federal employees Reached through leadership development programs


Pieces of Legislation Enacted on key federal workforce issues


Political Appointees Trained in our Ready to Govern program


Presidential Transition Stakeholders reached


Campuses in our Call to Serve college and university network

Partnership Annual Report 2017

For the past 16 years, we have proposed solutions to some of the most challenging questions for our federal institutions. This year’s annual report highlights our current strategies to achieve a more effective government and our accomplishments around each of them over the past year.

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Good government starts with good people. That includes our own team and the individuals we partner with to pursue our mission.

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff members and advisors are passionate about public service and the work we do to build a more effective government.

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Board of Directors

We rely on our valued board to oversee the Partnership’s operations and progress. This distinguished group consists of business leaders, former federal executives and elected officials, and academics, who bring their unique perspectives and thoughtful input to our work.

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Corporate Partners

Whenever possible, the Partnership collaborates with government and external stakeholders, believing that this allows us to achieve more than we ever could on our own. This cooperation provides our partners with a way to invest strategically in sustainable changes that lead to better, stronger government.

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Join Our Team

The Partnership is an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. The Partnership is proud that its employees have rated it one of the top nonprofits in Washington, DC.

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