The Center for Public Service

The Center for Public Service provides individuals and public sector and non-profit organizations access to the intellectual resources and practical experience of the Hatfield School of Government in order to improve governance, civic capacity and public management locally, regionally, nationally and around the globe.


Public Service Talent Attraction: Sponsor a Fellow from the 2020 Cohort!

As public agencies look to increase capacity during these challenging times, short-to-mid-term fellowships can be key resources for recruiting talent. The Center for Public Service Fellowship Program at Portland State University matches candidates with public service opportunities and is designed to fill sponsor needs with exceptionally qualified and trained graduate students. Read more here.

COVID-19 RESPONSE: CPS Operations Now Fully Remote (Urban Center Office is Closed)

In response to Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible, and PSU's pursuant guidance and policies surrounding the coronavirus, the CPS office is teleworking until further notice. All staff and faculty will be working remotely, so email is the best method of communication during this time period: publicservice@pdx.edu. Our administrative team will be checking voicemail regularly for the main office phone line. Stay safe and be healthy! To track university updates, please bookmark PSU's Coronavirus Response.

PSU's Role in Dismantling Racism

Like the rest of the country, the PSU community is reeling in response to the death of George Floyd and other black men and women killed by police. Watch the conversation about Racial Justice.

PSU Furloughs and the Impact on CPS

Effective June 1, 2020, PSU implemented a Work Share furlough program, and work schedules of some PSU staff members, including many at CPS have been reduced by 20% for the time being. Read More