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Max Stier

President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service Max Stier is the President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. He has worked in all three branches of the federal government--most recently at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, having served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. A graduate of Yale College and Stanford Law School, Mr. Stier is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the New York State SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission.
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The Road to Government Reform Is Filled With Landmines

10:12 AM ET President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring federal agencies to identify duplicative and unnecessary programs and improve services holds the promise of helping bring our government into the 21st century. In many respects, we have institutions created for a different era. Our government provides exceptional services in some areas, but has...

The VA Scandal Flags Much Bigger Problems in Civil Service

June 5, 2014 Allegations that employees across the Veterans Affairs Department hospital system cooked the books to cover up lengthy wait times for patients are abhorrent, and the individuals responsible for cheating the system and mistreating our veterans must be held accountable. But the resignation of Secretary Shinseki, a good man and dedicated...

Analysis: Stop Using Feds as Pawns in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

December 21, 2012 Since the November election, our national discourse has been dominated by the march to the edge of the “fiscal cliff” – the urgent need to reach a budget deal that will prevent taxes from going up on the middle class and automatic and deep cuts from taking effect across the...

Exclusive Preview: Honoring the best public servants of 2012

August 29, 2012 Confidence in the federal government remains low, fueled by partisan gridlock in Congress, record budget deficits, an ailing economy and a heavy dose of election year rhetoric. What often gets lost amid the headlines and political chatter is what the government accomplishes — the inspiring stories of dedicated federal employees...

The Global Maze

April 28, 2010 At virtually every turn, government agencies are finding that their domestic missions have expanded to include important international responsibilities. Yet federal agencies often are not adequately prepared to handle these new and challenging demands. The reasons are basic. There is a scarcity of leaders and staff well-versed and experienced in...

The Global Maze

April 1, 2010 Many domestic agencies are unprepared for new worldwide missions. At virtually every turn, government agencies are finding that their domestic missions have expanded to include important international responsibilities. Yet federal agencies often are not adequately prepared to handle these new and challenging demands. The reasons are basic. There is a...

Analysis: Internationally oriented executives needed

February 3, 2010 At virtually every turn, government agencies are finding that their domestic missions have expanded to include important international responsibilities. Yet in many instances, federal agencies are not adequately prepared to handle these new and challenging demands. The reasons are basic. There is a scarcity of leaders and staff well-versed and...

The Right Path

November 1, 2009 The military serves as a model for developing senior executive leadership. Our nation's military is the most powerful and effective fighting force in the world-for many reasons. Chief among them is the investment the Defense Department makes in its people and more specifically in its leadership. What helps the armed...

Honoring the Call to Service

March 1, 2003 Awards honor heroes behind the scenes in order to inspire a new generation of service. ederal workers get no respect. They do the nation's work hidden from the very people they serve. That's why the Partnership for Public Service joined with Government Executive, National Journal and The Atlantic Monthly to...

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