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Partnership for Public Service statement on appointment of former Gov. Martin O’Malley to lead Social Security Administration  

July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier after President Joe Biden announced he would appoint former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration: 

“President Biden has made a wise choice to nominate former Gov. Martin O’Malley to head the Social Security Administration. The SSA does critical work that millions of Americans depend on every day, and the more than 56,000 career public servants who make up its workforce deserve high quality leadership. The next commissioner will have the opportunity to attract and retain top talent, improve the employee experience, make strategic decisions to modernize agency operations and improve how the agency delivers critical services to the public. Former Gov. O’Malley has demonstrated capable leadership throughout his career in public service, and we look forward to working alongside him to build a better government.”

The Partnership for Public Service’s agency performance dashboard for the Social Security Administration tracks key metrics regarding the makeup, mission and location of its workforce. The Partnership produces and maintains several other resources to assess and analyze the health of the federal government, including a political appointments tracker with The Washington Post to follow the progress of more than 800 of President Biden’s Senate-confirmed political appointments.  

During the past 21 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. Visit to learn more. Follow us on social @PublicService and subscribe today to get the latest federal news, information on upcoming Partnership programs and events, and more.