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Meet Our Fellows: Ralph Widner ('75)
Meet Our Fellows: Ralph Widner ('75)

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2019

Ralph Widner, elected in 1975, reflects on a wide-ranging career in public service and Grand Challenges in Public Administration Reflecting

Shared Services: Why the Voice of the Customer Matters
Shared Services: Why the Voice of the Customer Matters

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2019

JUST RELEASED: POWERFUL IDEAS FROM A DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION! The Shared Services Leadership Coalition, the Senior Executive Association and the

February Social Equity Meeting
February Social Equity Meeting

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2019

Mark your calendars for our first meeting in the 2019 calendar year on February 14 from 10 to noon, followed

February Social Equity Meeting

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2019

Mark your calendars for our first meeting in the 2019 calendar year on February 14 from 10 to noon, followed

Meet Our Fellows: Chester Newland ('75)
Meet Our Fellows: Chester Newland ('75)

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2019

Chester Newland, elected in 1975, reflects on a career of public service, his Academy Fellowship, and Grand Challenges in Public

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: Strategic and Performance Plan Facilitation and Development

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Leadership, Human Resources and Personnel Management | Year: 2018

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a non-profit corporation responsible for oversight of audits of public companies. It conducts

Academy President and CEO on GovMatters
Academy President and CEO on GovMatters

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The partial government shutdown continued Sunday. Congress and the President could not agree on a funding deal to re-open nine

Your Agency Operations

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Learn how to enhance your agency operations through both innovative and classic techniques and approaches. Managing the Risks in the

Managing in a Political Environment

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Here you will find advice from former political appointees on navigating the political aspect of government agencies. Seven Rules for

Reforming the Appointment Process

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction Over the last thirty years, there have been numerous studies calling for major reform of the political appointment process

Advice to Political Appointees

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction This section includes a compilation of advice for political appointees that have been prepared in recent years for new

National Coalition of STD Directors: Assessment of the Impact of STDs on the United States
National Coalition of STD Directors: Assessment of the Impact of STDs on the United States

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, Budgeting and Financial Management | Year: 2018

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) asked the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to investigate and describe

National Academy of Public Administration Launches “Grand Challenges in Public Administration” Year-Long Initiative Seeks to Identify Challenges & Facilitate Solutions

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration today launched its new “Grand Challenges in Public Administration” initiative, a

Help Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time
Help Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

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

Recommendations of National Academy of Public Administration Panel Unanimously Adopted by Oklahoma Task Force

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – A report from a Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), containing findings and recommendations

An Organizational Assessment of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission
An Organizational Assessment of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Organizational Theory and Behavior, State and Local Government Structures | Year: 2018

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC or Commission), embedded in the state constitution, oversees more activity than virtually all other state

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Organizational Assessment

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Organizational Theory and Behavior, Leadership | Year: 2018

The DNFSB engaged the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to complete a comprehensive organizational assessment, with a scope

Academy Fall Meeting Focuses on Grand Challenges in Public Administration

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The National Academy of Public Administration held its annual Fall Meeting this week, previewing its upcoming “Grand Challenges in Public

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Academy of Public Administration To Hold Annual Fall Meeting November 1-2 Meeting Will Focus on “Grand Challenges in Public Administration”

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration will hold its annual Fall Meeting on November 1-2, focusing on

Panel Meeting: Insights from the 2012 Obama Business and Trade Reorganization Initiative

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

President Obama announced in his 2011 State of the Union that he would pursue reorganizing federal agencies to improve government

Standing Panel on the Public Service Session with Key PMA Leaders

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

In the third session of the Academy's series focusing on the PMA and key leaders within the Trump Administration, Suzette

National Academy of Public Administration Announces 2018 Class of Academy Fellows: 40 Leaders in Public Administration to Join the Academy

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Academy of Public Administration today announced that 40 leaders in the field of public administration

DOT Organizational Assessment of OST-R

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Organizational Theory and Behavior, Program Audit and Evaluation | Year: 2018

The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) contracted with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assess the organization of

National Academy of Public Administration Releases No Time to Wait Part 2: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

A Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration today released a new white paper on the future of public

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

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Organizational Theory and Behavior, Human Resources and Personnel Management | Year: 2018

The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust sponsored this National Academy of Public Administration (Academy) study to determine how the federal government's

MEDIA ADVISORY - NAPA to Release No Time to Wait Part II: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – A Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration on September 25 will release a new white

National Trade Policies and International Competitiveness - Public Administration Challenges

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CHALLENGES IN FORMULATING AND IMPLEMENTING TRADE POLICIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS View the presentation here.

Being Inspired by Others

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

By Jonathan D. Breul, NAPA Fellow I’m always intrigued by how other countries have tackled a management challenge that we’ve

The Future of Work: How emerging technology and innovation is shaping work, the workforce, and the workplace for Federal organizations

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Federal organizations are changing the way they work. Through the adoption of digital workforce capabilities, process robotics, cognitive technologies, crowdsourcing

Upcoming Meeting

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Save-the-Date! The next meeting of the Standing Panel on International Affairs will be Friday, August 24th. Speaker details to follow

The Acquisition of Federal Shared Services

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

As government leaders move out to fulfill agency mission goals, objectives and adhere to new administration priorities, the ability to

Agricultural Research Service Human Resources Employee Climate Study
Agricultural Research Service Human Resources Employee Climate Study

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Leadership, Human Resources and Personnel Management | Year: 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural

Practices for an Effective NASA Advisory Council: The Results of an Independent Assessment
Practices for an Effective NASA Advisory Council: The Results of an Independent Assessment

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: Organizational Theory and Behavior, Program Audit and Evaluation | Year: 2018

On December 1, 2017, NASA contracted with the Academy to conduct an independent, seven-month review to assess the overall effectiveness

Call for Abstracts: Bridging the Gap Between Gender Responsive Budgeting and Participatory Budgeting

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction Two government budget initiatives that have been implemented in countries around the world since the 1980s are participatory budgeting

Innovation in Federal HR Service Delivery: How Emerging Technologies Can Transform an Organization

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

As government leaders begin to link talent management and organizational success, the combination of enabling technologies and shared services has

Organizational Meeting

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

On July 13, an organizational meeting to begin to chart out the path for the Social Equity Panel over the

Meet and Greet with IREX’s Mandela Fellows

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The Africa Working Group of NAPA's International Standing Panel will host the Public Management Track participants of the 2018 Mandela

Joint Session of the Standing Panels on the Public Service and Technology Leadership: Roundtable with Suzette Kent

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

In the third session of the Academy's series focusing on the PMA and key leaders within the Trump Administration, Suzette

National Academy of Public Administration and Baruch College Host Social Equity Conference Focused on State and Local Government

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration and Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Academy of Public Administration and Baruch College to Host Social Equity Conference Focused on State and Local Government

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration and Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International

The Federal System – A Look Back in Time

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

In June of 1968 the Policy Committee of the Republican Governors Association accepted a staff report titled “Handbook of Suggested

Building a Shared Map of the Nation’s Infrastructure to Enable Smart Investments
Building a Shared Map of the Nation’s Infrastructure to Enable Smart Investments

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Funding the nation's surface transportation system has been on the Government Accountability Office’s biannual high risk list since 2007. The

Fiscal Accountability and Shared Services

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The President’s Management Agenda views shared services and solutions as key tools for agency reform. Today, leading firms in the

RECENT EVENT: STANDING PANEL ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The Standing Panel on International Affairs recently met on May 21, 2018 to discuss public administration in environments external to

Standing Panel Information

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

To learn more about the Academy's Standing Panels and how to get involved, contact Kaitlyn Hudgins, Director of Fellow Engagement

Promoting Equality in an Age of Austerity: The Role for State and Local Governments

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The annual conference sponsored by NAPA’s Standing Panel on Social Equity will be hosted this year by the Marxe School

Exploring the reconstitution of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Academy Fellows Gov. Parris Glendening, Dr. John Kincaid & Dr. Carl Stenberg testifed last week before the bipartisan Speaker's Task

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Academy of Public Administration Fellows Testify Before the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration announced that three Academy Fellows will testify today before the Speaker’s

Public Service Recognition Week 2018
Public Service Recognition Week 2018

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Kicking off Public Service Recognition Week - Govmatters.tv Terry Gerton, president & CEO of NAPA and Bill Valdez, president of

Helping Managers Understand Attrition and Retention Issues Using Federal Employee Survey Data

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

At the core of the recent National Academy of Public Administration report titled Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government