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2021 Fellow Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2021 Class of Academy Fellows are open. Please review the criteria, timeline, and instructions. A candidate must...
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Management Matters Podcast
National Academy of Public Administration Podcast, featuring experts on Public Administration Challenges....
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United States Office of Personnel Management Independent Assessment
Section 1112(b) of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act directs the Director of OPM to contract with...

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3 Keys to Getting the Federalism Conversation Going Again
Read Fellow Don Kettl’s blog post about how an understanding of federalism is fundamental to solving many of our nation’s problems, such as infrastructure and health care.
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2021 Elliot L. Richardson Prize Call for Nominations
This award recognizes one or more individuals for extraordinary public service, in the fine tradition of Elliot Richardson, who served as a beacon of integrity and commitment to the public service. Richardson was a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and served in four Cabinet-level positions in the U.S. government, including Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, and Secretary of Commerce.
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Celebrating Earth Month
Nicole Darnall is Associate Dean of Faculty Success in ASU's College of Global Futures and Associate Director and Professor of Management and Public Policy in ASU's School of Sustainability. She is co-founder of ASU’s Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.


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