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The Public Manager is a unique journal for public sector learning professional who want to create effective federal leadership by fostering knowledge, vision, professionalism and best practices at all levels of government. Formerly a quarterly published journal, the new monthly digital publication will include:

  • in-depth interviews with key agency leaders
  • easy access on PC and all mobile devices
  • multi-media and visual content
  • success stories and best practices you can implement immediately
  • delivering real-world strategies to solve real-world problems

In this issue

October 2015 Public Manager


Big Government Data: Big Challenges, Big Rewards

Hear from the people who are putting government data to work.


Wanted: Data-Driven Talent Development

Agency leaders can use data analytics to answer far-reaching talent questions and make smart workforce development decisions.


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From the Editor

What Are We Supposed to Do With the Data?

The public sector is collecting massive amounts of data, but one question still remains: What are we supposed to do with the data?


A Better Way to Buy

HHS's new technology acquisition and procurement process eliminates the unnecessary, lengthy, and outdated procurement method.



Familiar Faces Take on Significant New Roles

Time to Modernize Civil Service Talent Management

Growing Cybersecurity Talent

New Writing Guidelines Target Stubborn Remainders of "Governmentese"

Agency Application

Employee Engagement Encompasses Workplace Culture and Climate

Learn how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission continues to score high marks for engagement on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

On the Horizon

Succeeding in the Last Years of an Administration

Entering the final year of an administration, federal leaders must fight complacency. There is still much to be done, and plenty of time to do it.

Data Points

A Federal Agency Health Checkup

A recently released OPM memo, announcing the 2014 WellCheck Results, outlined what federal agencies do well in terms of employees’ health and wellness.

On Our Shelf

Stopping Sabotage

Simple Sabotage is a quick and engaging read that will help any government employee lead culture change and improve the efficiency of their agency through simple, subtle actions.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

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

ATD Highlights

ATD Research Examines Leaders as Teachers

As the dean of Arizona State University’s College of Public Service & Community Solutions, Jonathan Koppell is helping change people’s perception of public service.

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