Proven Track Record


The Partnership has earned a reputation as a thought leader on federal management issues—including innovation, leadership and employee engagement—and is viewed by both the private and public sectors as an objective and reliable actor with the expertise and staying power necessary to drive change in government.

Over the past fifteen years, we have:

  • Built the Call to Serve network to inspire and educate a new generation about public service by connecting more than 1,000 colleges and universities with 80 federal agencies, improving government’s ability to recruit and hire a quality workforce;
  • Established the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals to highlight the value and impact of public service by recognizing exceptional civil servants for their extraordinary accomplishments—to date, more than 6,000 nominations have been received and more than 400 public servants have been recognized;
  • Created the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings—the most comprehensive examination of federal employee satisfaction and commitment, turning agency leadership and media attention to the health of the federal workforce and its role in achieving effective and efficient government. In addition to Congress holding hearings on employee engagement, Cabinet secretaries included it among their top strategic priorities and the Obama administration made it a key element of its management agenda;
  • Launched the Center for Presidential Transition to provide critical assistance and information to presidential candidates to help them navigate the transition process and be ready to govern on day one. We’ve established the Center for Presidential Transition, to implement our Ready to Govern® transition initiative;
  • Successfully championed 34 laws and resolutions—that strengthen government management and operations—including major improvements to the presidential transition process, enhanced direction for the human resources community, advancements in federal intern programs and important hiring reforms;
  • Generated hundreds of pieces of thought leadership that are driving better government. Our thought leadership has spurred agencies to improve their employee engagement, invest in their senior executives and try new ways of doing business. Our research topics range from cybersecurity to wholescale reform of federal government’s personnel system, offering actionable steps our stakeholders can take to address many of the challenges that impede government’s progress; and
  • Created an inclusive organization that values a culture of learning, collaboration and respect, leading to consistent recognition as a great place to work by The NonProfit Times and The Washington Post

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