The Partnership for Public Service provides Congress with information, data, resources and legislative recommendations to improve the operations and management of the executive branch and to support and strengthen the federal civil service. 

Strengthening Congress

We foster constructive working relationships between executive and legislative branch leaders, provide insights on government performance to improve legislation and oversight, and promote efforts to modernize Congress so it has the capacity to listen, legislate and lead for our diverse nation.  



We work with Congress to champion stronger talent recruitment and retention systems, better leadership development for federal executives, more effective collaboration across government and sectors, and improved innovation and technology modernization.  

Read the Roadmap for Renewing Our Federal Government for more on our policy priorities. 

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Congressional Oversight

Congressional oversight fulfills an important and legitimate role in American democracy, enabling the nation’s legislative branch to identify problems, find solutions and hold agencies and their leaders accountable.  

The Partnership works to strengthen congressional oversight to ensure that our government serves the public effectively.


Recent Congressional Testimony

January 17, 2024
On January 17, 2024 the Partnership’s CEO and President Max Stier submitted a statement for the record in connection with the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s hearing “Toward an AI-Ready Workforce.”
January 12, 2024
On January 12, 2024, the Partnership submitted public comments on OPM’s “Recruitment and Relocation Incentive Waivers” proposed rule.
January 11, 2024
On January 10, 2024, the Partnership’s President and CEO Max Stier submitted a letter for the record in connection with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s hearing “Harnessing AI to Improve Government Services and Customer Experience.
December 18, 2023
On August 16, 2023, the Partnership submitted public comments on OPM’s “Pathways Programs” proposed rule.
December 18, 2023
On September 19, 2023, the Partnership submitted public comments on OPM’s “Recruitment and Selection Through Competitive Examination, and Employment in the Excepted Service (Rule of Many)” proposed rule.
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