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The Big Questions Facing PA in 2023

The Big Questions Facing PA in 2023

I am hopeful 2023 will bring a much needed conversation on the future role of the administrative state in a society that seems to be losing faith in many of…

A Tripodal Approach to Supporting Values-Based Decision-making—Third Leg: Action

A Tripodal Approach to Supporting Values-Based Decision-making—Third Leg: Action

The most effective approach may not be successful. Each individual needs to consider both the likely benefits as well as the costs. …

Framework for Ethical Actions by Public Employees

Framework for Ethical Actions by Public Employees

Despite the trials and tribulations that can come with reporting issues, I believe that public employees have an affirmative obligation to report significant inappropriate conduct of others. …

How to Address Workplace Conflict

How to Address Workplace Conflict

My mantra is "leadership is relentless" because there is always something to address, and commonly it is workplace conflict. …

Public Administration: 10,000 Hours Times Infinity

Public Administration: 10,000 Hours Times Infinity

Public administration is 10,000 hours times infinity. It is the process model of democracy within a structure of implementation whereby the dreams of the marginalized become the hope of future’s…

Student Perceptions of OER in Leadership and Non-Profit Organization Courses

Student Perceptions of OER in Leadership and Non-Profit Organization Courses

Using OER, as opposed to traditionally copyrighted resources, students are free to engage in a broader range of activities and, therefore, learn in a broader range of ways.…

No Cash Bail Policies: Vantage Points for Evaluation

No Cash Bail Policies: Vantage Points for Evaluation

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Linda-Marie Sundstrom, Jim Bishop & Mark Kling December 9,…

Ulysses S. Grant: Overlooked and Under-appreciated, His Efforts Helped To Save the Country

Ulysses S. Grant: Overlooked and Under-appreciated, His Efforts Helped To Save the Country

As such, as we recognize the 200th birthday of Ulysses S. Grant, let us acknowledge one of the nations’ greatest generals, presidents and leaders.…

The Complexity of Social Problems and Big Data. Part I.

The Complexity of Social Problems and Big Data. Part I.

As we have seen, the pandemic has given rise to conflicting and value-laden opinions regarding the definition and solution of "the problem".…

Transparency in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Transparency in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Public organizations must mitigate data bias and foster transparency and accountability in AI/ML initiatives with a sound strategy for each phase of the framework.…

The New Working Era

The New Working Era

The world is constantly evolving and becoming more technologically advanced and its impact on the worksite is a natural evolution. It just happened to occur at a faster pace due…