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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

June 2017 TPM Cover


Getting to Know Young Government

These emerging leaders have a vision for making a difference and growing professionally through public service.


The Human Element in Lasting Organizational Change

Managing change requires more than understanding the process. It also requires attention to the individuals affected.


Proposed: A New Way of Working With States and Localities

Providing more flexibility to states and localities and creating more accountability will significantly improve federal program results.


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From the Editor

The Importance of People

The common theme among articles in the June issue pertains to people and what makes them tick.


Hiring With Analytics

Agencies can use data to make their hiring process more competitive and find the best candidates for the job.



The Government's Balance Sheet

When it comes to balancing assets and liabilities, states and localities are ahead of the feds.


Agency Application

They Can Do It! Employee-Driven Innovation

The Idaho Transportation Department made leaps in efficiency by empowering its employees to develop and implement their own ideas.


On the Horizon

Taking Care of Yourself First

In times of stress, employee assistance programs can help leaders put on their oxygen masks so they can better help others.

Data Points

Catching Up to the Trends—or Not

How are government leaders handling new human capital norms?

On Our Shelf

Design for Innovation

Alex Moore reviews Leading Public Design: Discovering Human-Centered Governance by Christian Bason.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

Check out news you may have missed on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, a FOIA request portal, and an effort to move federal agencies away from DC.

ATD Highlights

Learn How to Be a Better Manager Now

Learn to help your frontline managers promote employee growth at the upcoming LearnNow event.


Anne Kelly

Federal executive coach Anne Kelly finds joy and fulfillment when the worlds of coaching, facilitation, and training intertwine.

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