Marking the one-year anniversary of the President's Management Agenda to modernize and streamline the federal government, leaders from the executive office are steadfast in working toward several initiatives in workforce recruitment and acquisition processes, with further updates still to come.
At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe are carrying out key missions in service of their citizens, learning from and engaging with partners in other sectors, and acting as cost-effective stewards of public resources. The countless positive daily actions of government leaders go largely unrecognized amidst a constant focus on the highly visible but far smaller set of challenges and problems faced by the public sector. However, stepping back to view progress over a span of decades reveals evidence of the sum total of this continuous evolution in government management—as well as providing perspective on the future of public service. It is from this longer-term perspective about the performance and potential for government that the IBM Center for The Business of Government wrote the book.
Due to the government shutdown, the deadline for nominations for the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration's Arthur S. Flemming Awards has been extended to February 28th, 2019.
The deadline for proposals for 2019's Social Equity Leadership Conference has been extended to February 15, 2019.
The National Academy of Public Administration is launching a new program—Grand Challenges in Public Administration—to identify and address the biggest challenges that government at all levels will face through the 2020s.
RFG is a proud sponsor of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals-- the Sammies-- and would like readers to know nominations for the 2019 awards are open until January 28, 2019.