Publications

Partnership for Public Service applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Jason Miller as OMB’s Deputy Director for Management

January 15, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released the following statement praising President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Jason Miller as the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “Jason is an exceptional choice as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, bringing a deep understanding of...

Partnership for Public Service statement on Wednesday’s unprecedented assault on our democracy

January 7, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released this statement following the tragic events that occurred at the United States Capitol on Wednesday.   “The mayhem at the Capitol on Wednesday was a traumatic and disheartening moment for our country, and a stain on the peaceful transfer of power that has been the hallmark of American democracy for 230 years,” said Max Stier, president...

Congress should reform the law to ensure federal vacancies are filled

January 6, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

Since the early days of the republic, presidents have had the ability to temporarily fill federal roles that need Senate confirmation with acting officials, a vital practice in the transition from one leader to the next. But serious flaws with the law that governs federal vacancies combined with Senate inaction have enabled Donald Trump to...

To recharge the country, Biden should give 1 million college students paid government internships

December 29, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

There are 16 million college students in America. These young people hold the promise of being our next generation of innovators and leaders. But once they graduate, they face student debt repayments and a labor market that has been ravaged by the pandemic.

Partnership for Public Service applauds announcement that Bruce Reed and Gautam Raghavan will join the Biden-Harris administration

December 22, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON  –  The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released this statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of Bruce Reed to be deputy chief of staff and Gautam Raghavan to be deputy director of the Office of Presidential Personnel for the next administration.  “President-elect Joe Biden has made a wise decision in choosing Bruce Reed, an exemplary public servant and veteran White House senior staffer, to lead operations for the Office of the...

Partnership for Public Service statement on the new order of succession within the Office of Personnel Management

December 11, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s memorandum to change the leadership succession order within the Office of Personnel Management.   “The change in order of succession at the Office of Personnel Management will have no impact after Inauguration Day,” Stier said. “At that time, President Joe Biden will be able to appoint his own acting OPM director.”   Aside from this latest development, Stier said the Partnership is concerned that OPM has become...

PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT JEFF ZIENTS WILL LEAD COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINSITRATION

December 7, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON  –  The nonpartisan, nonprofit  Partnership for Public Service  today released this statement  following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that Jeff Zients will lead the COVID-19 response effort for the next administration.  “President-elect  Joe  Biden has made a wise decision in choosing Jeff  Zients, an exemplary public servant and experienced federal manager, to coordinate our country’s...

Make America incompetent again? Trump wants to ruin our merit-based federal jobs system.

November 29, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

Federal agencies across the government are quietly moving ahead with an 11th hour plan to fill vacant, nonpartisan career jobs with political appointees as well as fire and replace civil servants with individuals loyal to President Donald Trump.  With only two months to go before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, agencies are rushing to implement an executive...

PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE STATEMENT ON GSA ASCERTAINMENT AND START OF FORMAL PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

November 23, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released this statement following the decision by the administrator of the General Services Administration to ascertain the results of the 2020 presidential election.  “Now that GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has fulfilled her duty and ascertained the election results, the formal presidential transition can begin in full force,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Unfortunately, every day...

The Federal Toll of Trump’s Failure to Lead

November 20, 2020

Publication Type: Commentary

(Bloomberg Opinion) — When the final chapter is written on the impact Donald Trump’s presidency has had on government, it will tell the story of an administration that has undermined its capabilities in ways that are both well-known and under the radar. At best, this administration has sabotaged its own success. At worst, it’s weakened...