Public Service Education

Commentary: Raj Sharma, Peter Morrissey

Every year, thousands of professionals at all levels of government in the United States execute contracts to buy $2 trillion in public goods and services, ranging from fighter jets ...

Commentary: Peter Morrissey

Each year, governments in the United States spend about $2 trillion to purchase goods and services—from tanks to textbooks to health care to software—for public use. While the scale ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Several weeks ago, we wrote a column about employee surveys in state and local government. It focused on the importance of using the results to take actions that improve the workplace. ...
Public Service Education

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

During the Great Recession years, filling jobs in the public sector was uncomplicated. With unemployment rates high, there was no shortage of applicants. “When we had the downturn, ...

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On October 1, 2015, Paul A. Volcker announced the donation of his public service papers to Princeton University’s Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. The papers, which include memos, ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Numerous efforts are currently underway to develop recommendations for the next presidential administration both on policy and on management matters. None, to my ...
Public Service Education

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Bubbling in the background of public management research is a huge puzzle: are researchers spending far too little time on the really big questions in the field, because of ...
Public Service Education

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Whether it's government regulation or businesses monitoring themselves, a vibrant economy needs an effective, fair regulatory system. This is a fact poorly understood, seldom discussed and ...

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