In today's issue of The Washington Post, Federal Diary
writer Joe Davidson calls out some content from the forthcoming
issue of The Public Manager in his reporting about the
Obama administration's personnel efforts.
"Obama personnel policies draw generally high marks" contains
the following quote:
"It's about that time when performance evaluations of Barack
Obama's first year as boss-in-chief begin coming in.
It helps when the evaluators are a nonpartisan group of experts who
know something about the area on which they judge the president.
Fortunately, that's the case with several articles on Obama's
management agenda -- written by a team of analysts, including
industry and former government executives -- that appear in the
winter 2010 issue of the Public Manager, which will be available
Friday at http://www.thepublicmanager.org.
This quarterly journal is published by the (sic) Bureaucrat Inc.,
which describes itself as "a not-for-profit organization chartered
and devoted to furthering knowledge and best practice at all levels
The authors don't have a dog -- or a donkey or an elephant -- in
the fight over Obama's reputation. They're Democrats and
Republicans who push a good-government agenda."
The winter issue of The Public Manager will be released
tomorrow, January 15. An Interview on Federal News Radio's show "In
Depth with Francis Rose" will also be tomorrow.
For more information on The Public Manager, go to the