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The Public Manager is an independent magazine that brings forth real stories of unstoppable innovation in U.S. government. Learn how peers on the federal, state, and local levels get human capital matters right. Cut through the red tape and bureaucracy with proven best practices. And get a monthly dose of talent development inspiration from ATD, the world’s largest association for talent development. Issues are delivered monthly in digital format.

In this issue

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Five Strategies for Transforming Talent Development in Government Agencies

Shifting from a focus on training to one on talent development requires deliberate effort.


Improving Implementation of Cross-Agency Priority Goals

By building capacity for shared work, agencies are making progress toward their CAP goals.


Maintaining Productivity During Administration Transition

Political appointees won't be the only ones affected by the transition. Government leaders need to consider the potential effects across their agencies.


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From the Editor

The New World of Talent Development

Talent development is a strategic imperative in government agencies today.


Taking the Vetting Process Online

Government agencies can now check the social media posts of job applicants and those being considered for new eligibilities.



Successful Employees Exist Throughout Government

Rotations a Plus for National Security SES Candidates

NIH Releases Funded Science Images

Digital Analytics Program Expands

Penn State World Campus Offers Tuition Discounts for Feds

Agency Application

Hiring Vets in the Fed

Veterans possess skills and dispositions that could make them an asset to any agency that is attentive to both its hiring and retention efforts.

On the Horizon

How's Your Information Governance Strategy?

Do you know where all of your agency's email records are? You need to by December 31, 2016.

Data Points

Giving the SES a Checkup

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and McKinsey & Company highlights good practices within the Senior Executive Service and ways it can improve.

On Our Shelf

The Path to an Efficient Government

A review of Moneyball for Government, Second Edition, edited by Jim Nussle and Peter Orszag

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

A roundup of the latest reports, orders, and memoranda from the key federal oversight and policy organizations.

ATD Highlights

How to Beat Change Overload

A new issue of TD at Work gives advice for leaders whose organizations are dealing with constant change.

Partner Pages

Talent Development Can Drive Federal Employee Engagement

Agencies can make the most of their talent development investment by helping employees see the benefit of these programs.



The Value of Acknowledging Your Mistakes

Admitting when you're wrong could be one of the most important things you do as a leader.


A Mission-Centric View of Human Capital Management

To meet present and future needs, agencies need to tie their human capital planning and evaluation to their mission and long-term goals.


April Brubach

At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, April Brubach works to educate the public on the effects of tobacco use.

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