The Public Manager is a unique digital publication published monthly about federal government leadership that works.
Available by subscription online and for all mobile devices through the ATD Publications app, The Public Manager (ISSN 2381-4160) is devoted to furthering knowledge, vision, professionalism, and best practices at all levels of government.
Every issue of The Public Manager discusses pivotal concerns of federal senior executives and middle managers. It shares their innovative ideas, practical applications for new learning technologies, and management successes. Regular topics include performance management, collaboration, accountability and budgeting, human capital management, financial, talent and knowledge management, and other critical areas of public service.
The Public Manager is affiliated with groups such as the American University's School of Public Affairs Key Executive Leadership Programs, the American Society for Public Administration, and others that are focused on good government. It is published by The Bureaucrat Inc., a not-for-profit organization owned by ATD that is chartered and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice in government. The Bureaucrat, Inc. maintains its own corporate officer and Board of Director structure.
The Public Manager’s contributors write for a largely federal audience but they seek to foster community and collaboration at all levels of government. The magazine also seeks to empower current and future managers―including researchers and contractors―to do the job of serving the nation.
Additionally,The Public Manager articles focus on the practical, rather than the theoretical, and on a writer’s experiences or observations. We welcome articles on new ideas, new books, and innovations, but not reviews of current academic literature. Articles should discuss applications, solutions, and tested tools—not simply challenges, problems, and the public sector’s failure to accomplish much on the matter.
Readers should finish each issue with one or more takeaways—new perspectives and techniques for better job performance, a better understanding of issues facing the public management community, and a leg up on how these issues can and are being addressed successfully by pioneers in the field. The Public Manager reaches 40,000 readers worldwide.