Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Christopher Schroeder to lead the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel

April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier following Christopher Schroeder’s nomination to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.  

“We applaud President Joe Biden for nominating Christopher Schroeder to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “He is a dedicated public servant who has a wealth of experience in the executive and legislative branches. Schroeder’s federal legal experience combined with his scholarship in constitutional law and the separation of powers make him an exceptionally qualified candidate to provide legal advice to the president and the executive branch agencies. I urge the Senate to consider his nomination quickly.” 

The Partnership for Public Service’s Department of Justice oversight snapshot provides a wide array of data and insights regarding the agency. Some key data points include:  

  • Number of employees: 112,829 (as of December 2020) 
  • 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government score and rank: 61.4 out of 100, ranking 12th out of 17 large agencies  
  • Employee confidence in whistleblower protections: 63.2%, which is 1.3% lower than the government-wide score of 64.5% 
  • Number of positions requiring Senate confirmation: 30 

The Partnership produces and maintains several other resources to assess and analyze the health of the federal government. These include a political appointments tracker with The Washington Post to follow the progress of nearly 800 of President Biden’s Senate-confirmed political appointments, and the annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group, which measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. 

During the past 19 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation. Visit to learn more. Follow us on social @PublicService and subscribe today to get the latest federal news, information on upcoming Partnership programs and events, and more. 


Publication Type: Commentary