Partnership for Public Service Overview Brochure
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Annual Report
The Partnership's 2011 Annual ReportThe annual report celebrates achievements of our first decade and shares our updated vision for the future. We are exceptionally proud of the progress we have made, and we are emboldened to take on the challenges that lie ahead.
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Chronicle for Philanthropy CoverThe Partnership for Public Service and its founders, Samuel J. Heyman and Ronnie Heyman, are profiled in the premier philanthropy publication The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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About us

Our vision

We envision a dynamic and innovative federal government that effectively serves the American people.

Our mission

The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

Building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to success for any organization—and the federal government is no exception. Our strategy for revitalizing public service is pursued through five strategic goals:

Our approach

We believe that by strengthening the civil service, we help government work better to serve the needs of all 310 million Americans. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, mission-driven organization, we bring unique characteristics to that effort, including third-party credibility, continuity, a strong ability to convene across sectors and a passion for change.

We ask important questions aimed at improving government. Is government recruiting the right people? Is it providing them with the tools to perform well? Is it preparing our leaders to lead? Does it encourage excellence and innovation? How does it measure and report its performance so the American public better understands what government does?

The Partnership doesn’t attempt to do government’s job. Instead, we partner with government and other stakeholders to understand problems and find solutions. We suggest strategies that help federal agencies attract and hire the brightest, most promising individuals. We facilitate public-private collaborations to help public servants develop, innovate and lead. We help government agencies to hold themselves accountable for progress, and we give them tools to improve when they fall short of their goals. We enhance public understanding of the valuable work civil servants perform every day.

For the past decade—through two presidential administrations and scores of leadership changes across federal agencies—the Partnership has helped government nurture its most important asset: its people.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.