Partnership for Public Service urges the Senate budget and homeland security committees to quickly approve the nomination of OMB Director-designate Neera Tanden

February 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier after the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearings on Neera Tanden’s nomination to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  

“President Joe Biden made an excellent choice nominating Neera Tanden for director of the Office of Management and Budget,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Tanden will play a crucial role in helping agencies improve their management and operations, set priority goals and deliver better service to the public.” 

Stier continued. “I urge the committees and the Senate to swiftly confirm Tanden so she can begin addressing our government’s budgetary and management issues, which are key for the Biden administration to effectively deal with the pandemic, racial justice, economic inequality, cybersecurity and a host of other critical issues. We look forward to working with OMB under Tanden’s leadership.” 

The Partnership produces and maintains several 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 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