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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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The Right Cyber Talent

What are states doing to recruit and retain employees with cybersecurity expertise?


Staying on Track in Times of Change

These five practices can help you keep your employees engaged when changes are swirling around them.


Training to Boost the Citizen Experience

Scenario-based learning programs can equip employees to better help their citizen customers.


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From the Editor

Finding a Talented Workforce

Governments are doing their best to recruit, manage, and train talent to meet current needs and serve citizens well.


No LOL: Every Agency Needs a Text Messaging Policy

When establishing rules around agency communications, don't forget texts.



Citizens, Satisfied?

A new report shows an uptick in citizen satisfaction with the federal government.


Agency Application

Writing It Well

Clear communication is essential to making sure employees know what's expected of them.

On the Horizon

Can Startups Spur Civic Innovation?

Startups may be a smart way for state and local government leaders to address civic stress points.

Data Points

State of Succession Planning

A recent survey reveals how public managers use formal succession planning.

On Our Shelf

Crossing Silos to Promote Creativity

Alex Moore reviews Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector by Jacob Torfing.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

News on whistle-blower protection, regulation reductions, social media tips, and more.

ATD Highlights

Lotsa Learning in 'Lanta

ATD’s 2017 International Conference & Exposition is just around the corner.


Makeda Weaver

Makeda Weaver develops and coordinates training programs for Washington, D.C., agencies and employees.

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