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Using Regulatory Agencies to Implement Environmental Sustainability Programs for the New York State Energy System

New York state has made progress during the past 10 years in using regulatory agencies to make the state’s energy system more environmentally friendly. Specifically, New York state has developed…

Sustainability and Public Reality

Sustainability and Public Reality

The word sustainability gets mentioned a lot these days in the popular press, in academia and in government. We are told that humanity is faced with the threat of dwindling…

How Might Immigration Reform Affect Implementation of the Affordable Care Act?

A raging debate continues in Congress between those who want a legalization pathway for the nation’s 11.2 million undocumented workers and others who view such an approach as amnesty. Even…

Are the Best and Brightest Attracted to Public Service?

Are the Best and Brightest Attracted to Public Service?

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”  -Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy During the 1960s and 1970s, interest in…

Recruitment and Retention of Top Talent in Public Service Worldwide

Recruitment and retention of the right staff are two of the major challenges confronting modern organizations as they determine their level of productivity and sustainability. Recruitment determines the quality and…

Targeting Top Students for Federal Service

Despite constraints on budgets for recruiting and retaining top talent, federal agencies cannot simply halt hiring. As the nation’s largest employer—with more than two million civilian employees—the government must fill…

Intrapreneurship and the Public Sector: A Missing Capability

Retaining talented employees within an organization is one of the most severe challenges facing our public agencies. In recent times, public agencies have taken a beating on a number of…

Recruitment in the Public Sector

Recruitment in the Public Sector

We have been hearing for the past four years that government is becoming the biggest job supplier and taking over that function from the private sector. While that has been…

Social Security Administration Talent Retention

The Partnership for Public Service reported the Social Security Administration (SSA) dropped from second to sixth rank for employee satisfaction and commitment of 19 large federal agencies surveyed in 2012.…

I’m looking for someone with 7 years of bad habits…

Bad habits, we all have them. As leaders and developers of human capital in any organization, do we ever stop to reflect internally about our bad habits when it comes…

The Cross-Sector Promotion of Public Health Across the United States

The month of April 2013 was a particularly active one in terms of health promotion at my place of employment, Villanova University, located on the outskirts of Philadelphia. In addition…