Making Uncommon Integrity a Common Practice

PEP Core Values - Apply Uncommon Integrity

In an international survey of nearly 5,000 board members, managers, and employees: 97% of respondents agreed that corporate integrity is important. Yet only 1 in 10 employees say they work in organizations with a strong ethical culture. Below, Rachel Ramirez, CEO and President of Performance Excellence Partners (PEP), discusses this disconnect and explains how she […]

Key Successful Factors for DEIA Initiatives


It’s widely recognized that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are critical to the success of an organization. In fact, in today’s work environment, it is a matter of competitive advantage. Providing a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures that employees feel valued, welcome, and respected. This is an important factor, not only for recruiting […]

Employee Engagement: The Human Element

PEP Employee Satisfaction

Job stress and worker burnout has been a hot topic for some time, but it reached its tipping point with the convergence of the gig economy, the pandemic, remote work, and the tidal wave of digital tools that has engulfed us. For many, work life is now less regimented, perhaps, but also more fragmented, more […]

Are you supporting the “A” in DEIA?

Keyboard with a green key with the word "Accessibility"

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Accessibility. In 1998, Congress added Section 508 to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, requiring electronic information and technology provided by Federal agencies to be accessible for individuals with disabilities. DEIA came into sharper focus with President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. Adhering to Section 508 […]

PEP Wins DHS Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program Contract

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  Performance Excellence Partners, LLC (PEP) has been awarded the Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship (ICDF) Program Support Contract under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) Office of Strategic Recruiting, Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement (STRIDE).   “The PEP Team is thrilled to contribute our over 20 years […]