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Addressing the Crisis in American Governance

By: Terry Gerton

The National Academy of Public Administration launched its Grand Challenges initiative to tackle the most critical problems facing the nation.

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What Women’s Suffrage Tells Us About Empowerment

By: Nancy Tate and Terry Gerton

One hundred years ago today, following decades of delay, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

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The President’s Management Agenda Turns One

By: Terry Gerton and Alan P. Balutis

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration’s president’s management agenda.

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Senate, White House Must Resolve Stalemate That Has Disabled Federal Employee Grievance Board

By: Bill Valdez, Max Stier, Terry Gerton and Thomas W. Ross

The Merit Systems Protection Board is a small agency with a critical task: protecting the nonpartisan nature of the federal career civil service.

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Help Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time

By: Teresa W. Gerton

The last two decades have marked a period of near-constant change for the United States.

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Solving the Right Problem with the Federal Workforce

By: Terry Gerton and Donald F. Kettl

Conflict over the government workforce has never been greater.

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Leadership Matters, But Government Has a Deeper Problem

By: Ronald Sanders and Terry Gerton

In recent weeks, Government Executive has published a sampling of chapters from the book Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service, published by the National Academy of Public Administration.

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The Urgent Case for Reforming the Civil Service

By: Terry Gerton

Our government is beset by problems. Not all of them are “people problems,” but none can be fixed without reforming the government’s network of human capital—the federal civil service system.

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Public Service: A Career with Purpose

By: Terry Gerton

I didn’t start adulthood envisioning a life of public service. I accepted an appointment to West Point as a way to pay for college and make sure I had a job when I graduated.

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