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Comparative Administration: Making PA Theory Useful and Understandable, Part 1

I have struggled over many years to link public administration to political science, economic development, and comparative politics so that PA literature could be more useful and understandable to practitioners…

Employer Perceptions and Use of Social Networking Tools When Hiring

Looking for a job is challenging, especially in the current economy. Recent graduates and “downsized” public employees are among those competing for a limited number of open positions in the…

Social Media for Public Parks and Recreation Organizations: Bridging the Communication Gap

A 2009 report released by Strategy Analytics estimates that there are nearly 400 million people using social media globally and in five years one out of every six people on…

New Media: A Path to the Future for Public Administrators

It is in fact a vicious food chain of information. The public sits on top, hungry for facts and answers. The media acts as both predator and prey.

Gov 2.0 Revisited: Social Media Strategies in the Public Sector

What we can now observe is a surge to use social networking services in government: almost every federal agency and department has at least one Facebook organizational page and at…

Social Media and Health Care

People are using social media for treatment and problems related to heart, lungs, liver, pregnancy and others.

The Nine Commandments of Social Media in Public Administration: A Dual-Generation Perspective

But the role of social media has already become a permanent element of modern management. This new venue for external communications can enhance the quality of government, but only if…

Social Media in Public Sector Communications, Customer Service and Community Relations Programs

The ability of our national leaders to communicate directly with the citizenry and their constituents has enormous implications for local government and municipal services. Specifically, functions like customer service, communications…

Xenophobia, the Other Face of Racism

America is the land of immigrants. This unique quality is both a blessing and a source of ongoing problems. The blessing arrives from the fact that it is the composition…

My Big Fat Greek (& American) Entitlement

God bless America. And God bless Greece. Both nations could use some divine intervention right about now. At their own peril, the United States and Greece are moving along paths…

Facts and Fallacies of Total Rewards in the Public Sector


Jim Stoeckmann

More than a decade ago, private sector companies began practicing a management system called “Total Rewards.” Total Rewards is the deliberate integration of compensation, benefits and…