Jordan LaPier
(202) 495-3320

Statement of Support for S. 2541

June 26, 2014

Contact: Sarah Howe
(202) 775-9111

WASHINGTON–Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement commending Senator Tester (D-Mont.) for introducing the Competitive Service Act of 2014:

“‘Kudos to Sen. Tester for proposing common-sense, cost-effective federal hiring reforms that will allow agencies to more efficiently hire top-flight candidates. The legislation will authorize agencies to share their best-qualified job candidates with one another, which will enable our government to recruit better talent, in addition to saving time and money. We urge Congress to pass Sen. Tester’s legislation.’

The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released a comprehensive report in April 2014 calling for major reforms to the government’s decades-old civil service system, laying out a plan to modernize areas that include the outdated hiring policies. “Building the Enterprise: A New Civil Service Framework” calls the federal personnel system, the foundation for effective government, obsolete and in crisis, and an obstacle rather than an aid in attracting, hiring, retaining and developing top talent.”

The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.