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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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Insider's View

A Space to Innovate

Susannah Fox is working to hack red tape and create opportunities for developing creative ideas at HHS and beyond.


Sparking Innovation in Government

When the workforce comes together, agencies can bring creative ideas to fruition.


What Now? Change and Attachment in the Federal Government

Managers can more effectively guide their agency through change when they understand employees' feelings of attachment to aspects of the agency.


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From the Editor

Bringing Ideas to Fruition

Innovation can be a small idea that just needs to be brought to life.


Welcoming Wellness

A new report reviews best practices for workplace wellness programs.



How Well the Government Uses Its Resources

GSA Accidentally Releases Google Drive Items

Patent Office Opens Data With New Portal

GSA Set to Lead Next Generation of Digital Government

New Contracts to Provide Human Capital Solutions for All Agencies

Agency Application

Synergy for the Greater Good

A successful interagency collaboration between the NEH and NLM provides a framework for federal agencies interested in working more closely together in mutually supportive ways.

On the Horizon

Managing Government Knowledge on the Social Intranet

Internal social-networking sites can help employers identify and better make use of the knowledge and talent that already exists in their organizations.

Data Points

Is Your Agency at High Risk?

What federal programs face the highest risk for waste, fraud, and mismanagement? If your agency or department's program is one of them, what can you do to improve the outlook?

On Our Shelf

Riding the Rogue Wave

A review of Navigating an Organizational Crisis: When Leadership Matters Most by Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

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

ATD Highlights

Right Around the Corner: ATD Government Workforce

The ATD Government Workforce Learning Innovations Conference on September 7 is a place for government managers to connect.

Partner Pages

Are Your Experts Ready to Be Change Experts?

Even highly skilled employees may need training and support to manage change in their agencies.



You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

It's never too late to take charge of your professional development and learn new things to advance your career.


Kimya Lee

Kimya Lee, senior adviser on research and evaluation at the Office of Personnel Management, spearheaded improvements to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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