Public Service

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

This week, we pause to celebrate and thank the millions of government workers engaged in public service. Let me suggest that we also commit to fixing government systems to make it ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

It’s a question that many federal workers are asking as they look for ways to express opposition to their new boss but keep their jobs. During the presidential campaign last year, one survey found ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, shook official Washington with his pledge before the Conservative Political Action Conference to ensure the “deconstruction of the administrative ...

News: Event Coverage

Citing his commitment to leadership in education and public service, as well as his involvement in numerous civic and community activities, North Carolina State University ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Any day now, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would lay the groundwork for reorganizing the federal government. It’s a monumental undertaking, and ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

In January, New York’s governor announced a new perk for some state government employees: $5,000 scholarships. The money will go to 60 of the state's top-performing staffers and can be ...

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On January 23, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instituting a federal hiring freeze for 90 days, pending a plan from the directors of the Office of Management and Budget ...

Commentary: Paul C. Light

Federal employees who are worried about the future should stop watching President Trump and look up Pennsylvania Avenue, where the real tsunami of civil service reform will likely ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

How will Donald Trump lead the federal government and drive progress on the priorities he set during his campaign, such as good jobs, clean drinking water and well-served veterans? Here’s ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Donald Trump enters office with an ambitious vision and many promises to keep. But he’ll quickly discover one important lesson: No current problem that ...

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