Partnership for Public Service statement urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to quickly approve the nomination of deputy attorney general-designate Lisa Monaco

March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Lisa Monaco’s nomination to be deputy attorney general. 

“Lisa Monaco’s public service career in national security and law enforcement is exemplary, making her an excellent choice to be deputy attorney general,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “I applaud her dedication to public service, her commitment to uphold the rule of law and her strong support of the department’s professional career workforce.” 

Stier continued, “I urge the Judiciary Committee and the full Senate to advance Monaco’s nomination so that she can begin addressing a wide array of pressing issues, including domestic terrorism, criminal  justice  reform, cybersecurity threats and voting rights.” 

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

  • Number of employees: 110,887 (as of March 2019) 
  • 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 percent 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 more than 750 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 ourpublicservice.org 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. 

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Publication Type: Commentary