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Police Officers as Street Bureaucrats

Police Officers as Street Bureaucrats

As a professor of public administration, facilitating a series of conversations between police and neighborhood residents in Wilmington, NC has provided many teachable moments. One of these situations is the…

How Do Our Budgets Measure Up?

How Do Our Budgets Measure Up?

Many times, the public sector has been called upon to do “more with less.” Today, with the earthquake emanating from the Trump administration, the public sector will be fortunate to…

Establishing Effective Government Program and Project Management Offices

Establishing Effective Government Program and Project Management Offices

As the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) works on implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA), Federal agencies are considering how to incorporate PMIAA into their agency…

Remote Traps – Avoid the Missteps of Remote Management

Remote Traps – Avoid the Missteps of Remote Management

According to recent data, the trend of remote working continues to grow at a strong pace in the U.S. In a recent Gallup poll 43 percent of employed Americans stated…

The Use of Enterprise Funds in America’s Local Governments

The Use of Enterprise Funds in America’s Local Governments

An Enterprise Fund is created when a public service generates sufficient revenues to pay for its cost. It is a simple concept, and one gaining in popularity among public officials…

The Primacy of Rules in Government

The Primacy of Rules in Government

I believe people outside of government don’t appreciate how much day-to-day government behavior is driven by rules.…

Teaching Ethical Leadership: From Individual Action to Organizational Systems

Teaching Ethical Leadership: From Individual Action to Organizational Systems

A survey of the literature, textbooks and syllabi on ethics education (along with my own personal observations over the years) reveals that formal ethics education in public administration degree programs…

Public Scholars as Valuable Resources for the Discipline and Society

Public Scholars as Valuable Resources for the Discipline and Society

In a time of misinformation, the role of the public scholar is important to counter fiction with facts. Scientific inquiry, the methodical process of investigating phenomena, is a skill that…

Diversity in the Workplace: The New Mastermind Group

Diversity in the Workplace: The New Mastermind Group

The information in this article comes from published research I conducted on the failure to attract qualified diversity candidates for leadership positions. Diversity refers to a state or fact of…