• Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

    Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

    August 2017 –At the request of the Project Management Institute, a four-member Panel of Fellows supported by a study team of the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) produced a white paper focusing on key human resources issues connected with PMIAA. Given the important roles of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in implementing the statute’s requirements, the Panel’s recommendations are offered primarily with the intent to contribute to their deliberations. The white paper addresses the skills and competencies needed by program and project managers, factors to consider when establishing a Read More
  • No Time to Wait: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

    No Time to Wait: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

    July 2017 – The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust sponsored this National Academy of Public Administration (Academy) study to determine how the federal government's human capital challenges can best be addressed. The Academy formed a five-member Panel of Fellows with expertise in human capital management to conduct the study and produce a White Paper. Read More
  • Sign Up For Our Management Matters Newsletter

    For two years, the Academy has taken great pleasure in delivering Management Matters to your inbox every morning. Thanks to input and contributions from our Fellowship, Management Matters has grown immensely in this short time. In response to the many requests from non-Fellows to be added to our Management Matters distribution list, we decided to open up subscription to the general public, in hopes of expanding the NAPA community and spreading the word about the valuable work that we do. Over the last two months, over 700 outside subscribers, primarily government employees, have joined the Academy community via Management Matters Read More
  • Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service

    March 2017 -- Building a 21st Century SES is an unprecedented collection of perspectives on the SES from 24 of the nation’s most respected public sector leaders. The book was edited by Dr. Ronald Sanders, Academy Fellow and Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, with Dr. Elaine Brenner and Frederick Richardson. Read More
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Strategic Organizational Assessment

    Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Strategic Organizational Assessment

    March 2017 – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s offshore energy is effectively developed in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner. BSEE works with other federal agencies and the private sector to fulfill its responsibilities to protect worker safety, ensure oil spill preparedness, protect coastal and marine resources, and develop energy resources with a fair return for the American public. Read More
  • Federal Aviation Administration: Personnel Reform Effectiveness Assessment

    Federal Aviation Administration: Personnel Reform Effectiveness Assessment

    January 2017 – The mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to provide a safe and efficient aerospace system. As part of this mission, FAA regulates civil aviation to promote safety, encourages and develops current and new aviation technology, develops and operates a system of air traffic control and navigation for civil and military aircraft, researches and develops the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics, develops and executes programs to control the environmental effects of civil aviation, and regulates commercial space transportation. Read More
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Who We Are and What We Do

The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. The Academy’s unique feature is its 800+ Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. Our Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology, and administrative functions at all levels of government, and direct most of Academy's studies.

Our Services and Products

The Academy’s work is directed primarily by Congress or executive branch leadership who are seeking assistance with complex management problems that require the expertise and independence the Academy provides. Leveraging the expertise of their Fellowship, the Academy provides a full range of advisory services to federal departments and agencies with a particular focus on: organizational assessments/strategy development; implementation support and technical assistance; performance measurement systems; and stakeholder outreach/collaboration.

Studies

At any one time, the Academy may be working with Departments, Federal Agencies, and private companies on a variety of studies or initiatives aimed at improving the efficencies of government, the way it operates, functions, and governs.

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The 800+ Fellows of the Academy possess an unmatched wealth of experience and serve as the cornerstone of the organization by contributing valuable oversight to the Academy's projects and programs.

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, Appendix 2, § 15, NAPA is required to provide public notice of the names and brief biographies of appointed panel members, and provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to comment on such appointments.   

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