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The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The public-sector environment has changed in the past four years. Reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and other researchers note that all levels of government will...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The winning candidates from the 2012 elections will face a daunting set of challenges. As difficult as modern campaigns have become, the governance challenges may very well prove to be more...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Keeping up with the latest technology and allowing a contractor to explore technology options can promote creativity and innovation and bring cost savings to firm fixed priced contracts....
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
In the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies, we heard again and again that government needs to be better managed. "Everything has changed" was the constant refrain. "Never has American...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Our president has the opportunity to set policy that improves government management, operations, and execution. Experienced public managers offer suggestions to get it done. Four years ago,...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Kristen A. Norman-Major and Susan T. Gooden, editors, Cultural Competency for Public Administrators (M.E. Sharpe, 2012) Reviewed by Warren Master This book's editors and more than 30...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Revamping the performance appraisal system for the Senior Executive Service (SES) last year was a huge leap toward bringing the program in line with its original mission: to serve as a...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Unintentional acts by employees can thwart productivity and damage morale. Take a page from an old espionage manual—and learn what not to do. In 1944 the Office of Strategic Studies, a...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Mandated training is often worn and ineffective. A prescriptive method can boost effectiveness, help with knowledge transfer, and standardize the approach without being boring. You are...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Since the passage of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) in 1993, the federal government has gradually expanded the use of performance management techniques, culminating with...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
A president's White House staff typically works with agencies to develop policy initiatives and getting them adopted. But once a policy is adopted, the lead for implementation is usually...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The last four months have been filled with political ads, debates, and a presidential election, and while we couldn't completely rid ourselves of this once-every-four-years event, we could...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Does the federal pay system fairly compensate employees compared to their private-sector counterparts? Why do studies using a jobs-to-jobs comparison versus the human capital approach reach...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The need to reduce the federal deficit and improve the efficiency of government programs has increased attention on reorganizing federal agencies and programs as a mechanism to achieve...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The federal workforce faces a number of critical challenges that must be addressed to fulfill the increasingly complex demands placed upon federal agencies. For example, the looming...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The federal government faces a large long-term mismatch between projected spending and projected revenues. Closing this fiscal gap will require hard choices to yield trillions of dollars in...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Evidence of serious problems in the American intergovernmental system is everywhere. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Ten.) recently called for an exchange by the federal and state governments of...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
The 1992 Los Angeles riots led law enforcement executives to the department of behavioral sciences at West Point. Its curriculum would evolve and prove effective in enhancing leadership....
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
A president is elected every four years, but he or she does not run the government alone. Thousands of political appointments must be made to establish the White House's leadership of the...
The Public Manager
Monday, December 24, 2012
Are you into this change agent mode because you just want to prove that your solutions are right or are you really into creating a culture in your organization where change is an acceptable...
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