Partnership for Public Service statement urging the Senate to move forward on the nomination of EPA Deputy Administrator-designate Janet McCabe

March 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier urging the Senate to move quickly on Janet McCabe’s nomination to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

“President Biden made an exceptional choice nominating Janet McCabe to be the deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “She has a deep understanding around the value of the career workforce and the importance of effective management.” 

Stier continued, “I urge the Senate to confirm McCabe so that she can begin addressing a wide range of critical environmental concerns, including climate change and the quality of our nation’s air and water.” 

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

  • Number of employees: 13,881 (as of December 2020) 
  • 2019 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government score and rank: 60.3 out of 100, ranking 18th out of 25 midsize agencies  
  • Employee confidence in whistleblower protections: 58.5%, which is 6% lower than the government-wide score of 64.5%  
  • Number of positions requiring Senate confirmation: 14 

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