The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. The Partnership pursues the following strategic goals: (1) increase public support for government and mobilize stakeholders who can drive change, (2) conduct outreach to inspire and educate young people and other key pools of talent needed by government, and (3) provide hands-on assistance to federal agencies from both in-house experts and private sector partners to create models of reform, conduct research to measure government performance in ways that promote transparency and accountability, and grow and train a new class of change agents within our government. PPS recognizes that this is an opportune time in its organization's history to renew and revitalize its strategic plan. It has contracted with The Bridgespan Group to develop a new business plan that articulates a coherent theory of change that supports its mission and defines an actionable course for pursuing and measuring its intended impact. With this project support grant, PPS will conduct a comprehensive examination and prioritization of its work, finances, and potential for impact and future direction. In the end, PPS will develop a robust business plan that positions the organization in such a way as to maximize its impact and resources over the next three to five years.
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for general operating support
The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by transforming the way government works and inspiring a new generation to serve. The organization equips career and political leaders to improve government functioning and effectiveness, encourage leaders to improve the health and performance of executive and legislative branch entities, promote greater use of data to drive better decision making, build critical connections and foster collaboration within government and across sectors, and mobilize outside actors, such as business, academia, and the social sector, to encourage investments in government’s health, integrity, capacity, and performance.
for strengthening the Department of Education’s career civil service leadership capacity
The Partnership for Public Service produces an annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report, ranking employee satisfaction and commitment. In 2010, the Department of Education ranked thirty out of thirty-two. The Partnership proposes to work with the Department to improve its management environment and better prepare the next generation of executives for leadership. Using consultants and in-house coaching staff, the Partnership will assess the Department’s current landscape, identify appropriate interventions, create a "change management" strategy, and implement these programs effectively.