The Partnership for Public Service provides Congress with information, data, resources and legislative recommendations to improve the operations and management of the executive branch and to support and strengthen the federal civil service. 

Strengthening Congress

We foster constructive working relationships between executive and legislative branch leaders, provide insights on government performance to improve legislation and oversight, and promote efforts to modernize Congress so it has the capacity to listen, legislate and lead for our diverse nation.  



We work with Congress to champion stronger talent recruitment and retention systems, better leadership development for federal executives, more effective collaboration across government and sectors, and improved innovation and technology modernization.  

Read the Roadmap for Renewing Our Federal Government for more on our policy priorities. 

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Congressional Oversight

Congressional oversight fulfills an important and legitimate role in American democracy, enabling the nation’s legislative branch to identify problems, find solutions and hold agencies and their leaders accountable.  

The Partnership works to strengthen congressional oversight to ensure that our government serves the public effectively.


Recent Congressional Testimony

October 12, 2023
On September 27, 2023, the Partnership’s Executive Vice President James-Christian Blockwood testified before the House Committee on Administration’s Modernization Subcommittee hearing entitled “Legislative Branch Advancement: GAO Modernization.”
December 19, 2022
On September 14, 2022, the Partnership’s Diane Hill testified before the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress hearing entitled, “Congressional Modernization: A Roadmap for the Future.”
March 11, 2022
Hearing Date:  Thursday March 3, 2022 at 10:15am  Hearing Title: “Examining the Senate Confirmation Process and Federal Vacancies.” Panelists:  Kristine Simmons, Vice President of Government Affairs, Partnership for Public Service  Anne Joseph O’Connell, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, Stanford Law School Adam White, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute  Testimony focus: The testimony covered how the broken…
December 14, 2021
On December 1, 2021, Partnership Vice President on Federal Workforce Programs, Michelle Amante, testified before the House Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing entitled, “The Future of Federal Work”
July 29, 2021
On July 29, 2021, Partnership President and CEO, Max Stier testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security hearing entitled, “The Cyber Talent Pipeline: Educating a Workforce to Match Today’s Threats.”
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