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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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Seven Steps to a More Innovative Team

Finding creative solutions to challenging problems requires teamwork. Here's how you can get your staff ready.


Hacking for the Greater Good

Government hackathons allow citizens to innovate and make a difference for their community.


Unleashing the Power of Peer Coaching

Programs that enable colleagues to support and coach each other can benefit government employees and their agencies.


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From the Editor

Innovation—Not Just a Buzz Word

How do you encourage creativity and innovation on your team?


Counting the SGEs

Special government employees are helpful when agencies need to quickly fill positions, but agencies need to correctly track their employment.



Employee Engagement Across Government

Nepotism Warning

A New and Improved FedRAMP

Going Green by Optimizing Data Centers

GSA Announces New Transgender Bathroom Rule for Federal Buildings

Agency Application

Creating a Strategy That Speaks to Everyone

Arapahoe County in Colorado has built a strategic planning process that gets results by broadening stakeholder involvement.

On the Horizon

Ready, Set, Telework

As teleworking becomes more common among government employees, agencies must think carefully about policies and procedures.

Data Points

Why Millennials Work for Government

A recent survey gives insight into how agencies might attract and retain young workers.

On Our Shelf

A New World of Regulation

A review of The New Era of Regulatory Enforcement: A Comprehensive Guide for Raising the Bar to Manage Risk

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

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

ATD Highlights

Become a Master Performance Consultant With ATD

The ATD Master Performance Consultant Program gives learning and development professionals the tools and skills to address performance gaps.

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How to Succeed as a New Manager

Starting your first manager job? Begin on the right foot with these seven suggestions.

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The Role of Management in Employee Engagement

Promoting and developing the right people into supervisory roles is crucial for employee morale and agency success.

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Feeling Your Way Through Times of Transition

Follow these practical tips to keep employees engaged when changes are happening all around them.


Kehli Cage

Kehli Cage, director of mentoring for Young Government Leaders, is a proud public servant who believes in giving back.

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