About Us

Who We Are

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. We help government serve the needs of all Americans by strengthening the civil service and the systems that are supposed to support it.

Founders and Boards

History and Values

Corporate Partners



We envision a dynamic and innovative federal government that effectively serves the American people.


The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by transforming the way government works and inspiring a new generation to serve.

What We Do

The Partnership teams up with federal agencies and other stakeholders to make our government more effective and efficient. We pursue this goal by:

  • Providing assistance to federal agencies to improve their management and operations, and to strengthen their leadership capacity;
  • Conducting outreach to college campuses and job seekers to promote public service; 
  • Identifying and celebrating government’s successes so they can be replicated across government;
  • Advocating for needed legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen the civil service;
  • Generating research on, and effective responses to, the workforce challenges facing our federal government; and
  • Enhancing public understanding of the valuable work civil servants perform.

Research and Publications

Government Affairs and Policy


Our Impact

Since 2001, the Partnership has helped government nurture its most important asset—its people—providing continuity through two presidential administrations and numerous leadership changes across federal agencies.

We are an important force, providing sustained attention to management and highlighting government’s successes and failures, with the goal of enhancing its capacity to serve the American people effectively.

Our Proven Track Record


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

Staff Directory

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.

Board Members

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.


One of the Best Nonprofits to Join

The Partnership is proud that its employees have rated it one of the top nonprofits in Washington, DC.

In 2015, The Washington Post named the Partnership as one of the “Top Workplaces for 2015,” based entirely on employee feedback gathered through the WorkplaceDynamics employee survey.

From 2013 to 2016, the Partnership has been ranked one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by the The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.

Join Our Team


The Partnership strives to be 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.

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Internship Program

The Partnership’s competitive and highly rated Public Service Fellows internship program gives undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students the chance to participate directly in transforming the way government works and to acquire valuable professional skills.

Program and Application Details

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Opportunities

We are always in search of exceptional federal employees who want to contribute to the Partnership’s mission. Each year, we offer a limited number of rotational assignments through the IPA Mobility Program for high-performing federal employees, ideally GS-14 (or equivalent) and above, including members of the SES. Participants in other rotational programs (such as PMFs) are also encouraged to apply.

Program and Application Details

Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved and support the mission and work of the Partnership. Join us in our efforts to help transform government!