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Partnership for Public Service statement on Julie Su’s nomination to become labor secretary  

March 2, 2023

WASHINGTON – Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will nominate Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su to lead the Department of Labor, Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier made the following statement: 

“Julie Su is an exemplary public servant whose tenure at the Department of Labor has proven her commitment to the agency’s mission and the federal workforce. Su’s leadership will have a large impact on important services delivered to wage-earners, jobseekers and retirees across the country. The Partnership for Public Service congratulates Deputy Secretary Su on her nomination as labor secretary and looks forward to continuing our work together.” 

Su served as a presenter for the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals®, the premier recognition program that highlights excellence in the federal workforce.  

The Department of Labor has more than 14,000 employees across the country and a budget of more than $73 billion. For information about the Department of Labor and its workforce, view the Partnership’s Agency Performance Dashboard. The Department of Labor improved its Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® index score from 69.2 out of 100 in 2020 to 70.6 in 2021.  

During the past 21 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to building a better government and a stronger democracy. We work across administrations to help transform the way government works by providing agencies with the data insights they need to succeed, developing effective leaders, inspiring the next generation to public service, facilitating smooth presidential transitions and recognizing exceptional federal employees. Visit, follow us @PublicService and subscribe today to get the latest federal news, information on upcoming Partnership programs and events, and more.