Performance Measures

Performance Measures

The Partnership generates performance data, and reviews and incorporates data from a myriad of other sources, to track progress across government and help agencies and Congress improve their practices.  

We analyze federal surveys, track nominations of political appointees, convene customer experience experts and publish federal agency data for Congress to use. We also stay informed about leading government practices, share what we learn across government and strive to hold government accountable.  

To help build a better government, we make our data, findings and recommendations available for agency leaders, members of Congress and the public. This wealth of performance data provides insight into how well agencies are functioning, where government can improve and what opportunities are available to help.  

We also conduct ongoing research on what creates a lack of trust in our government. The results will lead to recommendations on how to rebuild trust in our public institutions and political leaders. 

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Reliable information on government performance that holds agencies accountable to serve the public and helps federal leaders manage effectively.

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The most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of employee engagement and satisfaction in the federal government.

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Data analyses that shed light on key characteristics of the federal workforce.

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The Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post track the confirmation and nomination statuses for hundreds of critical leadership roles, shining a light on the need to reform our Senate confirmation process.

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Our proprietary assessment tool that enables federal leaders to measure their leadership skills based on the competencies of our Public Service Leadership Model.

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The results of our nationally representative surveys on public attitudes toward government beyond the politics of the day and elected leaders in Washington, D.C., highlighting how people view federal agencies, services and employees.