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Elective or Compulsory Requirement? The Role of Public Administration Program Curricular in Promoting Diversity

Elective or Compulsory Requirement? The Role of Public Administration Program Curricular in Promoting Diversity

If public administration programs continue to offer diversity courses as an elective, forget it, we are not ready to move the needle.…

Universities Can Play A Key Data Role in Supporting Equity

Universities Can Play A Key Data Role in Supporting Equity

If you listen for it, the topic of equity is inescapable in current political, policy and administrative debates. In many cases, for equity to be discussed more widely, someone…

Cultural Diversity in the Community and the Workplace

Cultural Diversity in the Community and the Workplace

Lately, it seems that the word “diversity” is oozing from everywhere — sometimes positively, and some others, negatively. …

Improving Employee Engagement in State Government

Improving Employee Engagement in State Government

The state of Michigan recently released the results of its 2018 engagement survey of state employees. Michigan has conducted six surveys since 2012, as a key part of its long-term…

Connecticut Crisis: The Problem with Deficits and Denial

Connecticut Crisis: The Problem with Deficits and Denial

Budgets are simply fiscal projections of anticipated revenues and expenditures over a selected period of time. Deficits occur when these two elements do not align. Balancing the budget with revenue…

A Move Towards Cultural Humility in the Public Sector

A Move Towards Cultural Humility in the Public Sector

Public sector personnel must operate in an increasingly diverse and socially complex society. The rapid growth of multicultural, multi-lingual low-income children and families warrants a culturally responsive public sector. The…

Revisions to CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Could Hinder Developing Collaboration

Revisions to CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Could Hinder Developing Collaboration

In November 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted an emergency preparedness rule (the rule) issuing specific preparedness requirements for which 17 different types of health care…

The Academy and Hiring Parity for Graduates of Online Programs

The Academy and Hiring Parity for Graduates of Online Programs

The academic world encourages employers and students to consider the online degree in parity with traditional “bricks and mortar” programs. Until the academy gives this same acceptance to considering graduates…

Book Review: “City on the Line”

Book Review: “City on the Line”

When I consider the changes Fort Collins has gone through in recent history, one of the most transformational was our shift to budgeting for outcomes (BFO) in 2005.…

Wealth and Government

Wealth and Government

Conservatives and liberals both assert that the United States is a rich country, and that this is a good thing, even if they have trouble finding much to agree about.…

Public Administrators: Micro and Social Learning Modes a Two-Dimensional Approach for Employee Professional Development

Public Administrators: Micro and Social Learning Modes a Two-Dimensional Approach for Employee Professional Development

Professional development directors and managers in the public sector strive to provide their workforces with training so they acquire new skill sets and amplify existing ones. However, there is an…

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