Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of David Uejio to be assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the nomination of David Uejio to be assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

“We applaud President Joe Biden for selecting David Uejio to be assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Dave’s deep dedication to public service, his successful track record in government and his strong management skills make him an excellent choice for this important job.” 

Stier continued, “As co-chair of the Federal Innovation Council, Dave has demonstrated a commitment to building a better government by continuously pushing for organizations to improve and adapt to meet the needs of the public. I urge the Senate to quickly consider his nomination.” 

The Partnership for Public Service’s Department of Housing and Urban Development 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings released on Tuesday provide an array of data and insights regarding the agency. Some key data points include: 

  • Number of employees: 7,734 
  • 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government score and rank: 71.3 out of 100, ranking 14th out of 25 midsize agencies.  
  • Rank for responding to employee needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: 12th out of 25 midsize agencies. 
  • Number of positions requiring Senate confirmation: 13 

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