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Program Managers in Federal Service: Why They Matter

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Traci DiMartini

Program management is an underappreciated art in federal government. Hiring managers often confuse this skill with project management and overemphasize technical expertise and task-oriented results when hiring new employees. A Holistic Approach to Management As the fede... More »

Repairing Government's Management Deficiency

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Career managers must transform public institutions from management-resistant to management-friendly places. They must declare their values and advance managerial practices. Imagine a start-up airline. The airline will employ (or contract for) numerous professional serv... More »

Embrace Change and Mind the Mission

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The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in the federal civil service. Among the awards is the Management Excellence Medal, which recognizes a federal emplo... More »

Successfully Managing Federal Rightsizing Initiatives

Federal managers can anticipate mission changes, organizational restructuring, and austere budgets in fiscal year 2013 and beyond. The challenge will be to incorporate these into headquarters-mandated mission changes while creating and maintaining high-performing subord... More »

Emerging HR Leaders Help the Public Manager

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Managing human capital is a high-risk area in the federal government, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported more than a decade ago. In part, GAO found that federal managers need all the help they can get in attracting, hiring, developing, engaging, and ret... More »

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