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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 Healthy Approach to Training

Jim Warner builds just-in-time learning for the thousands of employees at VHA.


A Practical Guide to Telework

If you're managing a teleworking team, these guidelines can help you keep things running smoothly.


Managing the Bad Apples

Holding employees accountable for their performance can foster increased engagement among the whole team.


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From the Editor

Always Something New to Learn

Helping others build their skills is both crucial and rewarding work.


Fortifying Federal Fiscal Health

A new GAO report provides a plan for getting federal spending and revenues in balance.



A for Effort

The Center for Plain Language gives agencies good marks for clear language.


Agency Application

Learning Smarter at NSA

Bringing a cognitive scientist on board helped the National Cryptologic School craft mission training that was both efficient and effective in the long term.

On the Horizon

A Welcoming Workplace for Employees With Disabilities

What are agency leaders doing to continue advancing the careers of feds with disabilities?

Data Points

Cybersecurity in the States

State governors are becoming more aware of cybersecurity, but challenges remain.

On Our Shelf

Cutting Through Bureaucracy to Increase Openness

Teresa Preston reviews The Conversational Firm: Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media by Catherine J. Turco.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

Check out these reports and stories you may have missed on Millennials' attitudes toward work, Hispanic employee advancement, and a resource for moving to the private sector.

ATD Highlights

Compliance Training That's More Than Checking Boxes

Mandated training can be meaningful, relevant, and engaging.

Partner Pages

The Jeep Wave and Other Acts of Kindness

What does driving a Jeep Wrangler have to do with becoming a better leader?


Miguel Joey Aviles

As the president of Young Government Leaders, Miguel Joey Aviles is helping emerging leaders make a difference.

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