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The U.S. Supreme Court: It’s Your Last Job – or is it?

The U.S. Supreme Court: It’s Your Last Job – or is it?

To keep your appointment alive and well, according to the Constitution, you just need to demonstrate good behavior once you become a justice. I believe that the framers of the…

Process Literacy: A Necessary Skill for Government Workers of the Future

Process Literacy: A Necessary Skill for Government Workers of the Future

Artificial intelligence and automation have great potential to transform the government workforce. However, the greatest strength is in human talent for designing and managing the processes that run the government.…

Taking a Deep Breath on D.C.’s “Yoga Tax”

Taking a Deep Breath on D.C.’s “Yoga Tax”

Unless a tax is extremely onerous and unfair, its effects are likely to be modest. Subjecting fitness clubs to the same tax levied on bicycles, running shorts and yoga mats,…

Two Mentalities Are Fighting for the Soul of the United States and Its Government

Two Mentalities Are Fighting for the Soul of the United States and Its Government

A fundamental, structural consequence of the support among “blue collar” voters for a public policy agenda that favors the interests of business over labor is that the division of gross…

A Place to Stand: Public Service in a Climate of Protests

A Place to Stand: Public Service in a Climate of Protests

Public Servants have long witnessed the dismantling of one policy or another. At times, the policy has energized allies — natural or otherwise. During those times, dismantling often included organized…

Public Administration – The Tip of the Iceberg

Public Administration – The Tip of the Iceberg

What we read in the press or see on TV is just the tip of the iceberg of what is really going on in government. For example, on September 21,…

The Future Is Now- The Rebuilding or Deconstruction of Public Administration

The Future Is Now- The Rebuilding or Deconstruction of Public Administration

This column explores the future of public administration. What characteristics will we identify with the next epoch? To help in this exploration questionnaires were sent to practitioners and academics asking…

Government Leaders: Assess Your Cybersecurity Performance with NIST Resources

Government Leaders: Assess Your Cybersecurity Performance with NIST Resources

How do you know as a government leader if you are doing enough to address cybersecurity risks? One way to find out is to assess your organization’s cybersecurity performance using…

Ethical Lapses: Acid Tests for Public Administrators

Ethical Lapses: Acid Tests for Public Administrators

These ethical lapses can be small or large, transpire in public or private, and, although unethical, may be completely legal. No matter the magnitude, degree others are aware or legality,…

Creating Pathways for Student Engagement

Creating Pathways for Student Engagement

Engagement outside the classroom allows students to develop their skills, gain new opportunities and contribute to their universities and communities. Though creating opportunities for student engagement involves time and resources,…

Positive and Negative Virtues, and Future Directions in Online Education for Public Administration

Positive and Negative Virtues, and Future Directions in Online Education for Public Administration

Though intrinsic motivations differ for learners at various points in their lifespans, a focus on exploration, analysi and engaged interaction has shaped our understanding of learning techniques. There has been…

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