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 and Leading Civil Society Groups Launch CapitolStrong to Support the U.S. Congress and its Public Servants

January 15, 2021

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service joined leading civil society groups today to launch CapitolStrong (CapitolStrong.org), an initiative to support and recognize the congressional and service staff working in the U.S. Capitol, and to create a space to repair and rebuild trust in our democratic institutions following the violent attack that transpired on Jan....

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 WELCOMES JAMES-CHRISTIAN BLOCKWOOD AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

December 8, 2020

Publication Type: News Release

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service announced today that James-Christian Blockwood has joined the organization as executive vice president. In this role, Blockwood will be responsible for implementing the overall strategy of the organization as well as overseeing its programs dedicated to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government.   “James-Christian Blockwood brings to the Partnership for...

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...

READY TO SERVE HELPS ASPIRING POLITICAL APPOINTEES SEEKING POSITIONS IN THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION

December 1, 2020

Publication Type: News Release

Ready to Serve is a streamlined resource created by the Partnership for Public Service to help prospective political appointees navigate the complex application, nomination and confirmation processes. WASHINGTON – Job-seekers hoping to secure one of the approximately 4,000 politically appointed positions in the Biden-Harris administration can get help through a new set of resources created by...