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School Security and Safety Are Changing Due to Enhanced Police Services in Cities Throughout America

School Security and Safety Are Changing Due to Enhanced Police Services in Cities Throughout America

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Roger L. KempJanuary 11, 2020  The public services police…

Local Government Consolidation and the COVID-19 Crisis: Prospects for Change

Local Government Consolidation and the COVID-19 Crisis: Prospects for Change

As we are a few weeks away from the end of 2020 and the start of a new (and hopefully, a far better) year in 2021, my article today will…

Effective Communication with Patients—More Important Than Pill Shoving

Effective Communication with Patients—More Important Than Pill Shoving

There needs to be a better sync between what is studied in medical schools in terms of effective communication, and what gets to be practiced on the ground. Even the…

Local Government Roles in Housing Accessibility and Affordability

Local Government Roles in Housing Accessibility and Affordability

Today, housing challenges are pressing due to their role in the pandemic. In this article, we will analyze the role of local government in making housing more affordable and accessible.…

Efficiency, Resilience and True Cooperative Procurement: Examining the Work of the Continuity of Supply Initiative

Efficiency, Resilience and True Cooperative Procurement: Examining the Work of the Continuity of Supply Initiative

Moving forward, contractual agreements must reflect the value of resilience. True cooperative procurement in tandem with performance/outcome-based contracting recognizes that the strategic financial and risk imperatives of both suppliers and…

Why Public Administration Should Consider Place in Our Understanding of Social Equity: Lessons From School Closures and the Provision of Public Educational Services

Why Public Administration Should Consider Place in Our Understanding of Social Equity: Lessons From School Closures and the Provision of Public Educational Services

Your zip code effectively determines your access to goods, resources and opportunities. As scholars of public administration and urban studies, we encourage our colleagues to take the opportunity now to…

Lean the Virus: An Opportunity for Response Redesign

Lean the Virus: An Opportunity for Response Redesign

We have witnessed a stunning failure of governmental response during a crisis of epic proportions. Facing the darkest days of the pandemic, those of us in public administration are called…

Goodbye 2020: Lessons Learned from a Year of Resilience Amidst a Confluence of Challenges

Goodbye 2020: Lessons Learned from a Year of Resilience Amidst a Confluence of Challenges

Resiliency has taken on new meaning as both the public and private sectors have worked to enhance the efficiency of their operations. As we move toward 2021 it is a…

What Will the Government Workforce of 2030 Look Like?

What Will the Government Workforce of 2030 Look Like?

The Deloitte Center for Government Insights just released their report, Creating the Government of the Future. This article will focus on the five innovations described in the report regarding the…

Reflecting on 2020 and Looking Ahead to a Challenging 2021

Reflecting on 2020 and Looking Ahead to a Challenging 2021

In times of crisis there is opportunity to rethink service delivery, challenge our assumptions, modernize our social service systems and build a fairer government. The continuing impacts of COVID-19 will…