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The Lesson: Don’t Throw a Plunger at a Dart Board

The Lesson: Don’t Throw a Plunger at a Dart Board

One simple rule of darts is in the name of the game: You’ll only succeed if you use darts. If you try to throw a plunger at a dart board,…

Workplace Incivility as a Research Issue

Workplace Incivility as a Research Issue

Workplace incivility is an issue worthy of further research in public administration because incivility can potentially affect the productivity of every government and contract worker.…

Diversity and Military Service: Past Concerns, the Present Situation and What History Tells Us

Diversity and Military Service: Past Concerns, the Present Situation and What History Tells Us

The United States military is a formidable power that has defended this nation since its inception. It remains a force to be revered even as America faces complex threats to…

Empowerment: A Requirement for Success

Empowerment: A Requirement for Success

This is the final of four columns about a simple, but powerful, formula: Success = (Competence + Motivation)*Empowerment. Empowerment, as I’ve defined it for the formula, is the total of…

Let’s Consider the Future Role of Public Agency Caseworkers in Connecting Americans to Health Benefits

Let’s Consider the Future Role of Public Agency Caseworkers in Connecting Americans to Health Benefits

It is time to discuss the roles state and local eligibility caseworkers play in conveying health benefits to Americans. Over the past two decades, public agency caseworkers' roles have narrowed…

State Tax Policy: All About That Base

State Tax Policy: All About That Base

Politicians and pundits across the political spectrum have expressed support for broadening the tax base to promote fairness and efficiency while keeping tax rates low. Nevertheless, broadening the tax base…

Applying Lessons Learned from the Great Recession to Help Nonprofit Organizations Survive and Thrive Rapidly Changing Demographics

Applying Lessons Learned from the Great Recession to Help Nonprofit Organizations Survive and Thrive Rapidly Changing Demographics

Across the country, the environment in which many nonprofit organizations operate is shifting. Changing demographics, such as aging populations and more children living in poverty, affect a nonprofit’s ability to…

In Medicaid’s Beginning

In Medicaid’s Beginning

Money infusion was not the final answer; it was just a means to an end. The real question remains the same we continue to ask today — how should health…

DACA: Past, Present and Future

Although the DACA program became official in 2012, debates regarding how to address the issue of undocumented children in the United States have been ongoing. Attempts to pass legislation related…

Training and the Policy Entrepreneurship ‘Intention-Behavior Gap’ Amongst Public Workers

The goal of the proposed research is to answer the question: can policy entrepreneurship training affect the policy entrepreneurship intention-behavior gap amongst public workers? If so, how and why? …

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