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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.

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Insider's View

Serving Citizens With Technology

As the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology, Craig Orgeron makes sure agencies have the tools they need to achieve their missions.


Government Goes Digital

Citizens expect to interact with their government online. How are governments meeting them where they are?


The Benefits of Authentic Appreciation

Employees who feel valued are more engaged, but only if they believe the appreciation is genuine.


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From the Editor

Government Goes Techie

This month’s issue examines the importance of going digital and the role it plays in providing customer service and accomplishing missions.


Cloudy Perceptions

Survey shows agencies are lagging on cloud migration.



Who Are the Government’s Millennial Employees?

Individuals between the ages of 20 and 34 make up nearly a fifth of all employees at cabinet-level executive agencies.


Agency Application

Passionate People Tackling Tough Problems

Chicago’s weekly Chi Hack Nights bring together citizens who want to use data and technology to help make their city a better place to live.

On the Horizon

Ready for the Reorg?

An effective reorganization requires a focus on strategic priorities and performance improvement, not just cuts.

Data Points

More Attention Needed for Contract Obligations

A recent Government Accountability Office report offers insight into federal agencies' contract obligations.

On Our Shelf

Making Data Docile

Alex Moore reviews Analytics, Policy, and Governance edited by Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, and Kathryn Wagner Hill.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

Check out the news you may have missed on federal reorganization, budgets, morale, dogs at the office, and more.

ATD Highlights

A Vision for the Future

"A Toolkit for Leaders" is a collection of TD at Work and Infoline issues that can help leaders and managers meet the challenges they face today.


Sue Stein

Sue Stein guides government leaders and employees in the areas of leadership, career, life transition, stress reduction, and retirement preparation.

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