Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Robin Carnahan for administrator of the General Services Administration

April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier following Robin Carnahan’s nomination for administrator of the General Services Administration.  

“We applaud President Biden for nominating Robin Carnahan for administrator of the General Services Administration,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Her national reputation as a technology leader alongside her extensive career in public service and at GSA make her an exceptional candidate.” 

Stier continued, “I urge the Senate to consider her nomination quickly so she can get to work assisting federal agencies in ways that will translate into better services for the public.” 

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

  • Number of employees: 11,355 (as of December 2020) 
  • 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government score and rank: 75.6 out of 100, ranking 7th out of 25 midsize agencies  
  • Employee confidence in whistleblower protections: 71.7%, which is 7.2% higher than the government-wide score of 64.5% 
  • Number of positions requiring Senate confirmation: 2 

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