Publications

Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Lisa Brown to be general counsel at the Department of Education

May 27, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the nomination of Lisa Brown to be the general counsel for the Department of Education.  “We applaud President Joe Biden for selecting Lisa Brown as general counsel at the Department of Education,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Her extensive experience in government, the law and mostly recently in higher...

Partnership for Public Service applauds re-introduction of Inspire to Serve Act

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit  Partnership for Public Service  released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the re-introduction of the Inspire to Serve Act, H.R. 3000.  “Employers of choice cannot spend decades without modernizing their personnel systems, but that’s exactly what has been done by our federal government. The Inspire to Serve Act sets forth bold actions that will help the federal government recruit and hire highly skilled, capable civil servants needed to meet the increasingly...

President Joe Biden, Axios, Partnership for Public Service and more to honor 2021 Service to America Medal finalists in a special virtual event today

May 5, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and Axios will host a virtual event today at 12:30 p.m. featuring President Joe Biden and Tony-nominated actress Adrienne Warren to honor the 2021 finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or the Sammies.  The Sammies, affectionately referred to as the “Oscars” of government service, are the premier awards...

Senate Confirmation for 1,200 Jobs Is Holding Biden Back

May 4, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

Within hours of his inauguration, President Joe Biden had staffed around 1,100 key federal appointments, an unprecedented  number that speaks to the excellent work of his personnel team during a difficult transition.

Busting the Bureaucratic Myth, One Amazing Achievement at a Time

May 3, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

Federal employees protect our health, safety and well-being—providing us with everything from disaster relief and environmental cleanup to new medical treatments and vaccines. 

Partnership for Public Service announces 2021 Service to America Medals finalists

May 2, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

The 2021 “Oscars” of government service will honor the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic response and other outstandingpublic servants. WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today announced the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) finalists, a group of 29 exceptional federal employees who have helped make the nation healthier, safer and more prosperous. “For each of the unprecedented challenges we have faced in the last year, dedicated public servants have worked behind the scenes to move our country forward, heal our nation and strengthen our democracy,” said Max Stier, president and CEO...

Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Chris Lu to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform

April 28, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the nomination of Chris Lu to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform, with the rank of ambassador at the Department of State.   “President Biden has made an excellent choice in his selection of Chris Lu, a committed public servant with an outstanding record of...

Partnership for Public Service statement on 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

April 26, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier regarding the results of the Office of Personnel Management’s 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, an important tool for leaders to better understand how federal employees view their jobs and work experiences.   “The 2020 survey shows that federal employees were...

Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Carlos Monje to be undersecretary of transportation for policy

April 23, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier following the nomination of Carlos Monje to be undersecretary of transportation for policy at the Department of Transportation.   “We applaud President Joe Biden for selecting Carlos Monje to be undersecretary of transportation for policy at the Department of Transportation,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Monje’s dedication to public service and his extensive experience working on transportation and economic policy...

The first 100 days: a story of successful preparation, historic challenges and progress despite a broken appointments system

April 21, 2021

Publication Type: Commentary

Biden’s first hundred days were marked by a slow start for Senate confirmations, renewed support for federal workers and clear signs that the presidential appointments system is in need of reform.  WASHINGTON – Despite several unavoidable challenges and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden is on track to finish his first 100 days in office with at...