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OPM Looks to the Future

Beth Cobert, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), stepped into her new role during a time of turmoil for the agency. In this video she addresses the importance of data-driven management, training, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities in government.

Ron Sanders, Chairman of the Board for The Bureaucrat Inc. discusses the launch of new monthly digital format of The Public Manager. For access to the current issue and the full archive of content, please log-in or subscribe.


The Public Manager is a unique journal for public sector learning professional who want to create effective federal leadership by fostering knowledge, vision, professionalism and best practices at all levels of government. Formerly a quarterly published journal, the new monthly digital publication will include:

  • in-depth interviews with key agency leaders
  • easy access on PC and all mobile devices
  • multi-media and visual content
  • success stories and best practices you can implement immediately
  • delivering real-world strategies to solve real-world problems

In this issue

Insider's View

The Remaking of the FLRA

An agency-wide turnaround led by Chairman Carol Waller Pope revived engagement levels and organizational culture.


Igniting Employee Engagement

Staying engaged amid the uncertainty of the federal realm can be tough for government employees.


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From the Editor

Culture Shift

Articles about recruitment, engagement, and the employee experience place responsibility on managers and supervisors to create a culture that communicates the agency mission.


Rating Customer Service Made Simple

Feedback USA sets out to uncover the truth about customer service in the federal agencies that citizens use the most.



Five Trends in Digital Government

Government Employees Are Satisfied With Their Job Benefits

Rating Customer Service Made Simple

YGL University: Creating a Community of Learners

The State Department Expands 'Telediplomacy' Internship Program

Web Exclusive

OPM Looks to the Future: Data-Driven Performance, Cybersecurity, and Decentralized Training

Beth Cobert, the acting director of OPM, stepped into her new role during a time of turmoil for the agency. Her insight on the importance of data-driven management, training, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities in government.

Agency Application

Virtually Connected: Increase Learning, Save Dollars, and Encourage Community

Leveraging virtual touch points and microlearning can serve both government employees and citizens. Here's how.

On the Horizon

A Fresh Start for Virtual Training

From his post in the U.S. Department of Education, Richard Culatta is changing how federal employees use technology to learn.

Data Points

Romancing the Federal Employee

How can federal agencies retain their employees—and keep them engaged?

On Our Shelf

The Responsive City

The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

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

ATD Highlights

Coaching Success Tips: Accountability, Communication, Evaluation

ATD has recently assembled a selection of resources around coaching in ATD’s Best on Coaching.

Partner Pages

Serious Humor in the Government Workplace

Evidence suggests that a little humor and fun can go a long way toward employee engagement and productivity—even for the government workforce.


Katherine Pearlman

Katherine Pearlman is a data analytics specialist for the Office of Government-wide Policy at the U.S. General Services Administration.

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