The Public Manager Spring 2014
"In this issue’s Forum, we examine the new public sector workplace reality—recurring pay freezes, furloughs, shrinking resources, disruptive shutdowns, and disengaged workers. This Forum gives managers strategies and best practices to successfully rebuild and re-engage their workers, create stability in their workplaces, and find creative and more efficient ways to accomplish their agency missions. This issue also includes articles about building a professional acquisitions corps; using Big Data to enhance agency performance, better serve the citizens of the United States, and stay within budgets; and partnering with government auditors to make risk management a top priority and discourage negative behavior that may lead to waste, fraud, or abuse. This issue’s articles also focus on the drivers of employee engagement, innovation in the Australian public sector, and how to leverage the synergy of learning and knowledge management."