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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…

Understanding Medical Debt

Understanding Medical Debt

79 million Americans are struggling to pay their medical debt. To make a significant impact on medical debt, action at the federal level should be examined. …

Two Minutes Before Class

Two Minutes Before Class

More and more universities are moving some or all of their classes into the virtual online world. But can asynchronous online classes be as good as the in-person experience? The…

The Second Step Toward Restorative Justice for Native Americans and African Americans Is Community Engagement

The Second Step Toward Restorative Justice for Native Americans and African Americans Is Community Engagement

For the first time in United States history, there is a serious conversation occurring across the country about issues of reparations. If the country is serious about restorative justice, first…

Mind Your Blind Spots: Racial Equity and Transportation Policy

Mind Your Blind Spots: Racial Equity and Transportation Policy

In the 20th century, cars and car ownership became almost universal in America, reshaping where and how people lived. But ignoring how this car friendly system can maintain and worsen…

Flint’s Water Crisis: America’s 21st Century Boston Tea Party

Flint’s Water Crisis: America’s 21st Century Boston Tea Party

It is vital that we, as public administrators, learn from monumental mistakes and injustices such as the tragedy that occurred in Flint, Michigan. …

Work and Education for Offenders

Work and Education for Offenders

Closing the gap on what works (and doesn’t work) for criminal offenders using scientific evidence is necessary to recognize sensible justice policy for corrections reform. …

Goal-Critical Public Service Decisionmaking

Goal-Critical Public Service Decisionmaking

Goal-critical objectives are those that are indispensable and vital to delivering public services. Goal-critical public service is not what is trending; it is what is needed.…