Blog

Capacity and workforce Management and leadership
A Capitol commitment to public service

Congress has an essential role to play in addressing the nation’s challenges and serving the needs of the American public, but as an institution, it has neglected its own organizational health and seldom invested in its capacity to listen, legislate and lead. But the future is hopeful. The Partnership for Public Service is premised on…

Read more
Civility and bipartisanship Management and leadership
Urgent and important: Navigating the political realities while building the capacity of Congress to better serve the public

In a 1954 address to the World Council of Churches, President Dwight Eisenhower summed up what he called “the dilemma of modern man.” “I have two kinds of problems,” the president declared, “the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” This dilemma remains universal – as true…

Read more
Other
The Partnership for Public Service launches the Alliance for Congress, a new initiative to support Congress and strengthen our democracy

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today launched the Alliance for Congress, an ambitious new initiative dedicated to helping Congress become a more effective institution by investing in its own capacity to tackle big issues facing the nation and to better serve the public good. The Alliance will build on the Partnership’s two decades…

Read more