The Partnership for Public Service is committed to building a culture of inclusion. Our organization believes there is no place for hate, violence or inequality in our economic, social and civil systems, nor in our workplaces, and we unequivocally disavow all forms of racism, bigotry and discrimination.
Fulfilling our mission of building a better government and a stronger democracy means embracing diverse voices and perspectives within and outside of the Partnership. We believe that to pursue meaningful change for both the federal government and the millions of public servants who comprise it, we must uphold the nonpartisan values of fairness and equity—values rooted in our representative democracy—and engage in social discourse about how we can achieve equity in both our society and in our federal institutions.
In 2020, the Partnership for Public Service released its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Statement to codify the values we have long held and the role we believe these tenets have in the foundation of our work to make the federal government more effective. The statement, crafted by staff members from every level of the organization, underscores the importance of DEI efforts for our organization.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework
Being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization requires deliberate action. To ensure we are implementing the vision set forth in our DEI Commitment Statement, we developed a framework that aims to:
- Minimize Partnership processes and policies that inadvertently create barriers to inclusivity.
- Strengthen internal procedures to encourage more direct conversations about non-inclusive behaviors.
- Increase the attention of both management and staff to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Integrate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into Partnership programs, initiatives and strategy.
Our leadership wants everyone in the organization to feel as though they can and should contribute to DEI practices and policies—and to suggest ways to add to and amend them when needed.
The Partnership’s DEI Council serves as a bridge for communication between staff and senior management to support the organization’s commitment to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture. Established in 2018, the Council plays a pivotal role in a range of activities and provides critical insight into the organization’s DEI efforts.