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National Responses by Federal Systems. Part I

National Responses by Federal Systems. Part I

Unlike local crises relatively confined in space and time, today federations face emerging challenges of global nature that, in addition to international cooperation, require articulated responses of national scope while…

Fentanyl Fatalities: A Halloween Nightmare

Fentanyl Fatalities: A Halloween Nightmare

With fentanyl fatalities escalating in the country, especially among vulnerable youth, the government needs to help create solutions to address the devastation. …

Centering Ableism in Our Commitment to Advance Social Equity

Centering Ableism in Our Commitment to Advance Social Equity

There is one specific identity option that may cause a bit more reluctance to select. This is because it has historically been used to deny access to economic opportunities as…

Capabilities Academies: Training Federal Agencies for Digital Transformation

Capabilities Academies: Training Federal Agencies for Digital Transformation

As often stated in the literature, the key to digital transformation is not so much the technology as the people that use it. Improve government workers' capabilities and improve the…

Think Again

Think Again

Public administrators in particular have the responsibility to take on the mode of a scientist and challenge their political superiors (whether liberal or conservative) who may fall into the trap…

Studying Public Servants in a Post-pandemic World

Studying Public Servants in a Post-pandemic World

It is to be hoped that public administration and policy research can inform effective and equitable policy and practice.…

The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Peter Principle: A Fatal Combination

The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Peter Principle: A Fatal Combination

Knowing when to tell an employee that they are serving an organization best where they are takes a firm resolve.…

Keystone State Chapter 10th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony

Keystone State Chapter 10th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony

The Keystone State Chapter held a 10th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony on September 9, 2022 to celebrate the completion of 10 years of program and membership growth since its reactivation…

How Entrepreneurial Should a Government Be?

How Entrepreneurial Should a Government Be?

The key is achieving the right balance between the government’s aspirations to be entrepreneurial and business-like, and the need to cater to all citizens’ needs and serve them well.…

Community Risk Assessment: The Value and Approach

Community Risk Assessment: The Value and Approach

Information within a community risk assessment for public safety serves as the foundation for crafting strategies to improve public preparedness and resiliency for emergencies...…

Profile: Stefanie Bowers

Profile: Stefanie Bowers

One of the things that keeps me motivated is hearing what other communities are doing. There is so much overlap, even though we may be in different spaces. What is…