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For more than 20 years, the Partnership has helped build a better government and a stronger democracy.

We recognize exceptional federal employees at the nation’s preeminent awards program for public servants, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® , hold federal agencies accountable for creating healthy and productive workplaces through the most authoritative rating of employee engagement in the federal government—the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings—and help presidential candidates, their teams, career and political leaders, and members of Congress lay the groundwork for a new administration or a president’s second term through our Center for Presidential Transition®.

We also administer a range of fellowship and internship programs that enable government to fill critical talent gaps, offer an extensive portfolio of leadership development courses that help federal employees become more effective leaders who drive change at their agencies, champion key federal management reforms in Congress and more.

Collectively, this work has helped the public institution most vital to our democracy—the federal government—solve pressing national challenges and more effectively serve our diverse nation.

Read our annual impact reports to learn more about our accomplishments.

Impact Stories

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“Employee engagement has been a driving force in the space center’s ability to build a productive and innovative workforce that continues to break new boundaries in space exploration.”

ROBERT CABANA

Associate administrator of NASA

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“I think what the Partnership is doing is so important because there is a barrier to being able to get an internship in government. Going directly to college campuses and providing that entryway is great.”

LYNDSEY GALLAGHER

2020 Call to Serve Innovation Internship program participant

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“My director said that he had noticed a transformation that I went through while doing EIG.”

MANUEL MEDRANO

Supervisory cybersecurity specialist, State Department

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“Ready to Govern is the place—and the Partnership for Public Service is the place—where you learn how to manage competing priorities and also build the network of support that will help you further [your career].”

GWEN KEYES FLEMING

Former chief of staff at the Environmental Protection Agency

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“The Sammies inspired me to want to think bigger about where I could have more impact and affect a greater number of people.”

ANDREW RABENS

2013 medalist, director for global engagement and multilateral diplomacy at the National Security Council

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By the Numbers

660

Honored over 660 federal employees as part of our flagship Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program.

29,000

Reached more than 29,000 federal employees through our leadership development programs.

1,500

Prepared more than 1,500 political appointees to take office through our Ready to Govern® program.

600

Examined employee engagement at more than 600 agencies and subcomponents in our Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings. 

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Championed 50 pieces of legislation on key federal management issues.

700

Developed a Call to Serve network that has worked with more than 700 colleges and universities to recruit the next generation of public servants since 2003.

Annual Impact Reports

Our annual impact reports highlight our continual work to create a better government and a stronger democracy. Learn more about what we have achieved.

Media Impact

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