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.
The Partnership strives to be an exemplary organization on diversity, equity and inclusion issues so we can attract, retain and grow talented individuals with a range of knowledge and perspectives. And, of course, because it is the right thing to do. By modeling leading DEI practices, we also become more effective at serving our partners in government, philanthropy, the private sector and academia.
The Partnership’s DEI journey is ongoing. The management team will keep our organization moving in the right direction by listening to staff members’ viewpoints and identifying and implementing the best DEI practices.
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 to shift behaviors and mindsets over the next two years. This includes minimizing Partnership processes and policies that inadvertently create barriers to inclusivity; strengthening internal procedures to encourage more direct conversations about non-inclusive behaviors; increasing management’s attention to diversity, equity and inclusion; and, overall, working to be as inclusive, equitable, and diverse as possible. To that end, the management team wants everyone at the organization to feel as though they can and should contribute to DEI practices and policies and suggest ways to add to and amend practices and policies when needed.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework outlines our organizational approach to DEI and provides a historical overview of our commitment to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.
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.