About Us

Better government. Stronger democracy.


Our Mission

Building a better government and a stronger democracy.

Our Vision

We envision a dynamic and innovative federal government that effectively serves our diverse nation.

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

Our nonpartisan stance allows us to collaborate with many different stakeholders who share our vision for a stronger democracy. 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.

About Our Work

Our Impact


For 20 years, we have provided federal agencies, the federal workforce and Congress with the tools to transform the way government works—from cutting-edge research, data insights and thought leadership to structured networking opportunities, programs that create new talent pipelines and leadership development training. These efforts have helped create a more effective government that better serves the public.  


Partnership 2020–2021 Impact Report

Our 2020 annual report highlights the Partnership’s work to build a better government and a stronger democracy over the past year. Read more to learn about our accomplishments and impact. 


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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

The Partnership for Public Service is committed to building a culture of inclusion in which a diverse workforce has equitable opportunities to contribute, succeed and grow. 

Ensuring employees’ psychological safety and inviting a wider range of viewpoints enables new and creative ways of thinking. This foundation expands our perspective, empowers better decisions and ultimately leads to higher organizational performance. 

We define diversity expansively: We seek to bring together people with different backgrounds and qualities, both visible and invisible. We value all experiences and also acknowledge the injustices suffered by specific communities. We recognize that racism, sexism, religious bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism and other forms of discrimination make the need for equity critical. Advantages are not universal and so we must dismantle barriers to ensure that everyone can succeed at the Partnership. We are also deeply committed to inclusion—creating an environment of belonging in which people with different personal histories, political ideologies, personality types and other attributes are valued and feel like they matter. 

We understand that the work of diversity, equity and inclusion is a challenging, continuous journey that demands humility, empathy and growth. We commit to realizing our vision, measuring our progress, and holding ourselves accountable, both in words and in action.

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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