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Crisis Management in the Public Sector

Crisis Management in the Public Sector

There are a thousand ways to deal with a crisis. Consultants and public relations agencies are trained to communicate about the incident and provide the appropriate updates. What happens when…

Making Sure Our Informed Votes Count

Making Sure Our Informed Votes Count

Nearly two-thirds of the 100 largest municipalities across America will be going to the polls this fall. These elections offer an excellent opportunity for officials and the public to test…

Lower Echelon Leadership

Lower Echelon Leadership

As administrators, due diligence calls for us to acknowledge and consider lower echelon leadership. Through hierarchy, chain of command and other management concepts, lower echelon leaders may be considered the…

Opportunity Zones Are Knocking. Who Will Open the Door in Your Town?

Opportunity Zones Are Knocking. Who Will Open the Door in Your Town?

Opportunity zones, the new economic development program created through President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, have caused a bit of a frenzy, not just for investors seeking big tax…

Why Mastering Budgets Can Advance Your Career

Why Mastering Budgets Can Advance Your Career

Most Masters of Public Administration (MPA) students do not end up working in finance departments. But even if you have no ambition of working in a budgeting office, mastering budget…

Remembering The Importance of Public Administration

Remembering The Importance of Public Administration

When public administration is able to address each of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs on a community level, individuals become better citizens and are able to make more meaningful contributions to…

Infrastructure: A Basis for 360 Degree Resiliency?

Infrastructure: A Basis for 360 Degree Resiliency?

This article represents part one of two parts covering infrastructure and 360 degree resiliency. As standard universally applicable definitions for resiliency do not exist, the broad-based application of resiliency now…

A Roadmap for Success: The Importance of Developing a Performance Management Implementation Plan

A Roadmap for Success: The Importance of Developing a Performance Management Implementation Plan

Performance management programs are often seen as additive to the already full plates of public sector employees. The case for performance management needs must be made from the outset, and…

Operationalizing Equity and Social Justice in Budgeting

Operationalizing Equity and Social Justice in Budgeting

Despite the challenges that King County’s central budget office is facing with better integrating equity into its budgeting process, its agencies are making great strides toward developing more equitable budgets.…

You’re Better, VA—Now Show Us Your Best!

You’re Better, VA—Now Show Us Your Best!

Veteran Affairs needs to better serve the needs of United States veterans. We have made some progress and many veterans are grateful for that. But it is too long in…