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This Week’s Episode of Repeal and Replace: Obamacare

This Week’s Episode of Repeal and Replace: Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a Senate vote just before the July 4 recess. Let’s review some of the key…

The Indispensable Goodbye

The Indispensable Goodbye

The government wide freeze is over, but federal employee anxiety lingers as layoff threats remain. Some agencies have continued freezes while they plan more “surgical” cuts. President Trump’s 2018 proposed…

Evergreen Chapter Facilitates Internship for Nursing Student from Japan

Evergreen Chapter Facilitates Internship for Nursing Student from Japan

In March 2017, members of ASPA’s Evergreen Chapter welcomed Ms. Marina Inagaki to Washington State for a two week internship. Marina is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hyogo…

Is America Experiencing a Migration Crisis?

Is America Experiencing a Migration Crisis?

America is a nation of migrants. Even before there was a United States, this land’s inhabitants were migratory. Migration has done more to create demographic shifts in America than any…

Root or Roundup?

Root or Roundup?

President Trump’s plan to improve government efficiency and effectiveness is standard operating procedure. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, every President has sought to leave their mark on the federal bureaucracy. Some…

Freezing and Thawing the Debate on Talent

Freezing and Thawing the Debate on Talent

President Donald Trump’s executive order to freeze federal hiring, just 72 hours after taking office, surprised no one. He had pledged to do just that during the campaign. Since the…

Enriching the College Classroom Experience

Enriching the College Classroom Experience

Now that campuses have settled into a post-commencement lull, it is a perfect opportunity for professors to rethink the way they facilitate and structure their seminars and small lectures. This…

Finding Leaders to be the Next Greatest

Finding Leaders to be the Next Greatest

One of the toughest challenges for those operating in public/private nonprofit sectors will be to find, recruit and enlist young adults as volunteer board/council/committee member-leaders. With today’s aging workforce and…

State Revenues and the Aging Population

State Revenues and the Aging Population

A few months ago, The State, a South Carolina newspaper, ran an article titled, “SC Bracing for Cost of Aging Population.” It would be reasonably easy to find similar commentary…

Measuring Performance Quantitatively

Measuring Performance Quantitatively

The Nevada legislature recently debated teacher evaluation. Currently 80 percent of a teacher’s rating is based on observation; the remaining 20 percent is split between state testing data and locally-set…

Performance Management in These Divided Times: The Responsibilities of Public Administrators

Performance Management in These Divided Times: The Responsibilities of Public Administrators

Most pundits would say we are living in a time when the nation is as politically divided as it could be. Our political parties also have divided factions. It appears…