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The Myth of the Virtuous Public Worker

The Myth of the Virtuous Public Worker

The unrealistic notion that public servants could (or should) divorce themselves from their personal finances, dutifully overlook private sector benefits and endure any sacrifice for the sake of their work…

Integrating Interconnected Frameworks

Integrating Interconnected Frameworks

Merging an interconnected budget operations framework and performance management framework into a revised, updated and single Resource Management Framework (RMF) has integrated public sector planning, budgeting, service delivery, accountability and…

What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

The case of how charter schools are governed is an opportunity to study and address the practical and philosophical challenges that occur when the delivery of public services is shifted…

Detroit’s Grand Bargain: The Role of Philanthropy in Tough Budget Times

Detroit’s Grand Bargain: The Role of Philanthropy in Tough Budget Times

Philanthropic foundations are taking an increasingly visible role in policy leadership and public finance in post-recession jurisdictions, as well as cities facing economic distress, unemployment, population loss, distressed property values,…

Bias in Big Data and the Implications for Local Governments

Bias in Big Data and the Implications for Local Governments

Bias in AI and Big Data is a complicated and fast-moving topic of debate among mathematicians, computer scientists, civil libertarians and other experts. Any local government looking to use AI…

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy

Public administration's current challenge is to enact and implement policies that improve equity based on human rights, economic justice and political participation. Now is the time to close the chasm…

Defending the Right to Choose: An Argument That Shouldn’t Have to be Made

Defending the Right to Choose: An Argument That Shouldn’t Have to be Made

As of May 31, nine states have signed laws that significantly restrict access to abortions. These policies put women who are already vulnerable at even higher risk. Deciding what medical…

Gaining Access: Federal Technology Initiatives to Transform the Way Local Leaders Operate

Gaining Access: Federal Technology Initiatives to Transform the Way Local Leaders Operate

Implementation of broad initiatives, such as a nationwide expansion of wireless communications, must be approached with renewed pragmatism by all players involved across all levels of government, including on the…

Age Discrimination—It’s Getting Old

Age Discrimination—It’s Getting Old

There is precious little that protects Baby Boomers from age discrimination – despite the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Smart, forward-thinking recruiters…

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