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Social Justice

Social Justice

At its core, social justice is about ensuring those in the minority are represented within a system which has and continues to fail them. There are many different lines of…

Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual

I understand the need for criminal justice. It would be naïve to believe there are not individuals who pose a threat to society. The Quakers got nearly everything wrong, except…

Three Ways to Support Continuous Employee Growth and Development

Three Ways to Support Continuous Employee Growth and Development

People want real-time feedback and encouragement, and they want opportunities to learn and develop on an ongoing basis. Research confirms organizations that provide these opportunities and more to employees can…

What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Changing the culture of a regulatory agency isn’t easy, especially when staff morale is low. Yet, it’s not impossible. Our leadership team and staff worked hard through the recession, layoffs,…

The Nation’s Top Seven Percent

The Nation’s Top Seven Percent

They are America’s veterans – and we need to support them much better than we have as Americans. The Top Seven Percent are not a monolithic group. Each veteran is…

The Makings of a Good Municipal Budget Document

The Makings of a Good Municipal Budget Document

A municipal budget is so much more than numbers - it is a binding contract by which government officials translate the values of the community they serve into an actionable…

The Value of Federal Government Data in Transforming Government Agencies

The Value of Federal Government Data in Transforming Government Agencies

The U.S. federal government is probably one of the biggest (if not the biggest) producers of data. Every day, thousands of federal workers collect, create, analyze and distribute massive amounts…

The Wrecking Crew – Time Magazine’s Provocative November 6 Story

The Wrecking Crew – Time Magazine’s Provocative November 6 Story

The cover of the November 6 issue of Time shows three large wrecking balls with the title: “The Wrecking Crew – How Trump’s cabinet is dismantling government as we know…

STAR TREKING Public Workforce Management

STAR TREKING Public Workforce Management

In this age of extreme technological advancement and change-by-the-second, it is highly appropriate to take a strategic look at public sector workforce management. Today more than ever before, the public…

The MPA Advantage

The MPA Advantage

This fall, I started my journey to attain a Master of  Public Administration (MPA) degree - the professional degree for public management. Students who pursue a Master of Public Administration…

A National Veteran Policy Field of Study to Guide Policy Development, Program Investments and Improve Outcomes

A National Veteran Policy Field of Study to Guide Policy Development, Program Investments and Improve Outcomes

The nation’s veteran and family ecosystem is dynamic, complex and resource rich. The policy landscape includes 1,300-plus federal and state policies, executive orders and agency directives that impact—directly or indirectly—veterans…

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