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Every issue of The Public Manager discusses pivotal concerns of federal senior executives and middle managers. In addition to offering information, The Public Manager seeks to foster community so that current, former and future managers can share their innovative ideas, practical applications for new technologies, and management successes. Regular topics include performance management, collaboration, accounting and budgeting, human capital management, financial, talent and knowledge management, learning, citizen engagement and transparency, strategic planning and other critical areas of public service.
The Public Manager is affiliated with good government groups such as the Partnership for Public Service, GovLoop and Young Government Leaders, the Graduate School, the American Society for Public Administration, and others. It is published by The Bureaucrat Inc., a not-for-profit organization owned by ASTD that is chartered and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice in government. The Bureaucrat, Inc. maintains its own corporate officer and Board of Director structure.
The Public Manager’s contributors write for a largely federal audience but they seek to foster community and collaboration at all levels of government. The journal also seeks to empower current and future managers―including researchers and contractors―to do the job of serving the nation.
Additionally The Public Manager seeks articles that focus on the practical, rather than the theoretical, and on a writer’s experiences or observations. Welcome are articles on new ideas, new books, and innovations, but not reviews of current academic literature. Articles should discuss applications, solutions, and tested tools—not simply challenges, problems, and the public sector’s failure to accomplish much on the matter.
Readers should finish each issue with one or more takeaways—new perspectives and techniques for better job performance, a better understanding of issues facing the public management community, and a leg up on how these issues can and are being addressed successfully by pioneers in the field. Currently, we reach more than 40,000 subscribers worldwide.
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