Our partners

We live by our name of Partnership — working with others whenever possible. To learn more about our partners by type, click on the links below.

Academia / Thought Leaders / Thinks Tanks

Close Up Foundation
Founded 1970, Close Up's educational programs promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process. More than 25,000 students, teachers, and others participate in its Washington, D.C. programs.

Federal Performance Project
The Federal Performance Project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Administration at the George Washington University Government Executive magazine. The project has evaluated the management capacity of 27 different agencies over the past three years.

Government Performance Project at Syracuse University
The Government Performance Project examines the management capacity of states, cities and counties across the United Sates. The Maxwell School's Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute of Syracuse University administers the project.

Innovations in American Government
The Institute for Government Innovation, established at the John F. Kennedy School of Government through an endowment from the Ford Foundation, strives to identify and foster creative and effective problem solving in the public sector around the world. It offers the annual Innovations in American Government Awards competition.

Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation
The Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, located in American University's Department of Public Administration, is a nonpartisan forum for the facilitated discussion and analysis of the barriers and solutions to effective public policy implementation.

John C. Whitehead Forum
The Whitehead Forum convenes senior government and private-sector leaders to discuss the country's public agenda and major factors affecting the performance of American government.

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)
PPI's mission is to define and promote a new progressive politics for America in the 21st century. Through its research, policies, and perspectives, the Institute is fashioning a new governing philosophy and an agenda for public innovation geared to the Information Age.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Established as an international center for scholars, the Center memorializes Woodrow Wilson — professor, university president, and 28th U.S. president — by supporting scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to official Washington. It offers fellowships and other support to high-level professors, public officials, journalists, professionals and other leaders, giving them special opportunities for research and writing.

See also: Call to Serve Colleges and Universities



American Society for Public Administration
With a membership of more than 10,000 government and nonprofit administrators, scholars, teachers and students, ASPA is the largest and most prominent professional association in public administration.

Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM)
AFFIRM is a nonprofit, professional organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the federal government. Founded in 1979, AFFIRM's members include information resource management professionals from the federal, academic, and industry sectors.

Government College Relations Council
The Government College Relations Council (GCRC) was founded in Chicago in 1968. It is a professional association that supports working relationships between representatives from accredited post-secondary colleges/universities and federal, state, county and local governments.

International Personnel Management Association
The International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) is a nonprofit membership organization for agencies and individuals in the public sector human resources field.

National Association of Colleges and Employers
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), founded in 1956, is a source of information for career services practitioners on college campuses who advise students and alumni in career development and the employment process and for human resources professionals who recruit and hire college graduates.

National Association of Government Communicators
The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is a national, nonprofit professional network of federal, state and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees
Representing federal workers, retirees, spouses and survivors, the association is dedicated to protecting the earned retirement benefits of federal employees, retirees and their survivors.

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
NASPA is an institutional membership organization that promotes excellence in public service education. Its membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management.

Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts support nonprofit activities in the areas of culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public policy and religion. Based in Philadelphia, the Trusts make strategic investments that encourage and support citizen participation in addressing critical issues and effecting social change.

Senior Executives Association (SEA)
Founded in 1980 as a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation representing career federal executives, SEA seeks to ensure equitable treatment and compensation, continuing professional education, and recognition for its membership.

WorldatWork is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides a network of more than 30,000 members and professionals in 75 countries with training, certification, research, conferences and community. It has offices in Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale, Arizona.



CareerBuilder.com is the largest recruitment and career-advancement source for employers, recruiters and job seekers. CareerBuilder aims to be is the global leader in online recruitment advertising by being an employee-driven, customer-focused organization that provides the best rate of return to its shareholders.

GEICO has a long history with government employees. The company was originally started to serve their insurance needs, and GEICO’s founder Leo Goodwin made it a point to name the company after them—Government Employees Insurance Company. They were GEICO’s first customers in 1936 and the strong bond that was formed then remains today.

Hay Group Insight
Hay Group Insight—Hay Group’s employee and customer survey division—has been a global leader in employee and customer opinion research since 1975. Through customized survey programs focused on organizational objectives, Hay Group helps clients attract and retain talent, enhance employee motivation and engagement, improve operating efficiency, manage change more effectively, and enhance customer loyalty.

See also:Private Sector Council Members


Federal Agencies and Initiatives

Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to help strengthen communities. More than 2 million Americans serve their fellow citizens each year through the Corporation's three main programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America.

FirstGov.gov was launched in September 2000 as the only official U.S. Government portal to 30 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions. The site offers a powerful search engine that searches every word of every U.S. government document in seconds.

At Students.gov, students can find online government information and services allowing them to file their taxes, search for a job, apply for financial aid and register for selective service.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
OPM, the federal government's human resources agency, works with agencies to create systems to recruit, develop, manage and retain a high quality and diverse federal workforce.

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
The Board serves as guardian of the federal government's merit-based system of employment, principally by hearing and deciding appeals from Federal employees of removals and other major personnel actions.

See also: Call to Serve Federal Agency Partners



Annenberg Foundation
Established in 1989 by Walter H. Annenberg, the Annenberg Foundation provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States. Its major program areas are education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic, community and the environment; and health and human services. In addition, the Foundation operates a number of initiatives which expand and complement these program areas. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving this goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

Atlantic Philanthropies
The Atlantic Philanthropies, are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Atlantic Philanthropies awards grants to carefully selected organisations that serve disadvantaged people to help these organisations increase their reach and impact, and advocate for social change.

Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that makes grants and loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. To date, it has provided more than $10 billion in grants and loans.

IBM Center for The Business of Government
Through grants for research and forums, the IBM Endowment for The Business of Government stimulates research and facilitates discussion on new approaches to improving the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels.


Public Employees Roundtable Member Organizations

American Society for Training & Development
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

Coalition for Effective Change
The Coalition for Effective Change (CEC) was formed in 1993 as a non-partisan alliance of associations representing current and retired federal managers, executives, and professionals. CEC provides a channel for these public employees to contribute to the success of improving government. CEC meets with executive branch officials to discuss efforts to improve government. CEC shares information with Congress and works with others on initiatives for government wide change.

Council of Former Federal Executives
COFFE’s former Federal executives and senior managers promote quality career service. COFFE’s mission is to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness in the administration of Federal government by fostering, preserving, and improving Federal career service.

Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable
FLRT promotes library and information service and the library and information profession in the federal community; appropriate utilization of federal library and information resources facilities; and provides an environment for the stimulation of research and development relating to the planning, development and operation of federal libraries and information activities.

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund
FEEA, by and for federal employees, provides emergency no-interest loans and scholarships to federal employees and their dependents.

Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association
FEIAA members include approximately 2,000 top-level government executives who are graduates of the Federal Executive Institute.

Federal Managers Association
With more than 20,000 members, the FMA represents the interests of managers, supervisors, and executives in the Federal Government.

International Public Management Association for Human Resources
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA) represents the interests of more than 5,000 human resource professionals at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government. IPMA provides information and assistance to public sector HR professionals in order to help them do their jobs better.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) has been safe guarding and improving the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal employees since 1921. NARFE represents some five million federal workers, retirees, spouses, and their survivors.

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
NASPAA’s twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. NASPAA is the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

National Federation of Federal Employees
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is a national union representing approximately 110,000 blue and white collar government workers across the United States. Ratifying its constitution on September 20, 1917, NFFE is the oldest union representing federal employees.

The OmniGov Training Institute—a non-profit corporation—has provided training and guidance for federal employees on human resources issues for over 25 years under the name FDR Conferences. We are excited to introduce this new non-profit training organization designed to bring cost-effective training to the government. In the current economic climate, agencies must think of new and cost effective ways to meet its training needs-OmniGov can be your source to bring top quality training directly to your agency in the most cost effective and hassle free way possible.

Organization of Professional Employees of the U.S.D.A.
OPEDA is a cadre of highly trained USDA professionals in resource management, export diplomacy, scientific research, technical services, entitlement programs, financial assistance and commodity inspections.

Professional Managers Association
PMA represents 200,000 Federal managers and management officials who are working together to achieve management excellence.

Senior Executives Association
SEA’s mission is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the federal government; to advance the professionalism and advocate the interests of career federal executives, and to enhance public recognition of their contributions.

The Public Manager
The Public Manager is a quarterly journal for public service practitioners.



Federally Employed Women
This membership organization strives to eliminate sex discrimination in the federal government and enhance career opportunities for women.

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
An independent, nonpartisan organization chartered by Congress to assist federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability.

Presidential Classroom
At Presidential Classroom, participants observe the federal government at work, witness the development of public policy and explore the roles of citizens, lawmakers, experts, associations and businesses in the world's most successful democracy.

Presidential Management Alumni Group (PMAG)
PMAG is a membership organization that advances the professionalism of the public service and furthers the educational and career development of Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program alumni.

Public Administration Service
A nonprofit corporation that provides professional management consulting services, technical assistance, and training to government and quasi-government departments and agencies.

Public Service Law Network Worldwide (PSLawNet)
PSLawNet is a network of 120 member law schools and nearly 10,000 law-related public service organizations and offices around the world that fosters law student community service and encourages all future lawyers to incorporate public service into their careers.

Society of Government Travel Professionals
The Society of Government Travel Professionals is a national, nonprofit forum of all government travel market components, whose objectives are to educate its members and to facilitate innovation and best practices in government travel.

Southeastern Federal Recruiting Council (SEFRC)
The Southeastern Federal Recruiting Council is dedicated to serving and enhancing the recruitment and employment needs of agencies of the United States government as well as maintaining partnerships with career services professionals and higher education administrators of the finest schools, colleges and universities in the Southeast.


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.