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DSJ Part 3: Fostering Equitable Law Enforcement in Troubled Times

DSJ Part 3: Fostering Equitable Law Enforcement in Troubled Times

As noted by Susan Gooden, the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism exacerbate inequities experienced by people who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and women, especially in law enforcement.…

Examining Methods to Improve Disaster Risk Reduction

Examining Methods to Improve Disaster Risk Reduction

Enhanced community resilience is considered critical to mitigating vulnerabilities, reducing negative health consequences and rapidly restoring the functionality of the community following a crisis or disaster.…

The Budgetary Hangover from COVID-19

The Budgetary Hangover from COVID-19

Depressing revenue streams and rising spending connected to the pandemic have blown a large hole in public budgets. Given the magnitude of these deficits, and the need for balanced budgets…

Ramifications of the Anti-Science Movement and Public Policy

Ramifications of the Anti-Science Movement and Public Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic provides us with a frightening prospect of not being able to administer necessary public health measures based on feeling, opinions and unsubstantiated anecdotes that become widely circulated.…

Performance Improvement Plans: Evaluation’s Forgotten Piece

Performance Improvement Plans: Evaluation’s Forgotten Piece

Public sector leader-managers must do what they can to ensure employee energies and activities are channeled in the proper direction. Performance improvement plans (PIP) can be an invaluable part of…

Agency Goals Continue to Evolve Under the Federal Performance Framework

Agency Goals Continue to Evolve Under the Federal Performance Framework

While policies may differ from one presidential administration to the next, adherence to the Federal Performance Framework instills familiarity and confidence in the planning processes among agency employees and stakeholders…

Posterity is Centuries Old—So is Public Service

Posterity is Centuries Old—So is Public Service

Public administrators provide services which will enable all citizens to meet life’s challenges whether that means getting a fishing license, a driver’s license or a marriage license. We are still…

Keep Calm, It’s a Pandemic

Keep Calm, It’s a Pandemic

Public trust is at the forefront of our profession. Providing our communities the with tools to make their own informed choices on attending to this pandemic crisis will go a…

Why The Conventional Social Determinants of Health Must Include Racism (Part 2: Misogynoir)

Why The Conventional Social Determinants of Health Must Include Racism (Part 2: Misogynoir)

This is a reflective piece that centers on Black voices. It offers a counternarrative to assumptions about Black women that perpetuate bias and contributes to premature deaths. …

Proposal: Treat Employees as Stakeholders

Proposal: Treat Employees as Stakeholders

A talent management philosophy that acknowledges the value of productive employees would serve government and the country.…