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Spring Public Manager

The Public Manager

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The Public Manager is a unique, quarterly journal for public sector learning professionals to create Federal leadership that works: furthering knowledge, vision, professionalism, and best practices at all levels of government.

Every issue discusses pivotal concerns of federal senior executives and middle managers. It shares their innovative ideas, practical applications for new learning technologies, and management successes.

This Issue: Spring 2014

Forum
Decreasing Engagement Highlights Less Desirable Government Jobs
by Jon Desenberg

Learning
Leveraging the Synergy of Learning and Knowledge Management
by Susan Camarena

Feature
Why Government Employee Morale Matters —Especially Now
by Lynn Cowart

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Why Employee Morale Matters—Especially Now

by Lynn Cowart

The solution to engagement and retention issues is the ability of the manager to truly understand what is in the hearts and minds of their employees. The right dialogue can motivate employees to stick around and not just be part of the change, but help drive it.

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Assuring Quality in the Clean Energy Economy: Why Credentials Are Important

by Jane Weissman

The public sector has an important role in developing and implementing a framework for clean energy markets. Along with industry, government agencies can bring safeguards and value into the market structure.

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Big Data and the Government Agency

by Stacey Shindelar

A look at how three federal agencies manage Big Data in the wake of a White House document outlining a four-layer digital structure through which data can be amassed, organized, and presented.

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Do-It-Yourself Design

by Robert Jordan and Alison A. Carr-Chellman

A user-designed training curriculum can lead to innovation programs that are more readily adopted by users. An interconnected approach to design uses selected team members and a facilitator.

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Building a Professional Acquisition Corps in the Department of Veterans Affairs

by Glenn Haggstrom

VA is institutionalizing repeatable acquisition management and oversight practices and raising standards for acquisition employees. This will benefit veterans' services and offer opportunities for employee advancement and training.

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Forum: Workplace Reality: Creating Stability Amid Uncertainty

Decreasing Engagement Highlights Less Desirable Government Jobs
by Paula Ketter

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After the Shutdown
by Thad Juszczak

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The Federal Shutdown's Impact on States
by Scott D. Pattison

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Embracing the Call to Service
by Bernetta Reese

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Rebuilding and Re-Engaging a Battered Public Sector Workforce
by John M. Palguta

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The Missing Voice in the Government Shutdown
by Emily Jarvis

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Management Beyond 'Doing More With Less'
by Greg Stanford

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Invest in the Workforce and Prioritize Programs to Meet Challenges
by Jenny Mattingley

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PEOPLE //

What Drives Employee Engagement? It's All About the 'I'

by Norma Dávila and Wanda Piña-Ramírez

Employees decide if they want to be engaged. But employee engagement also involves a rational component. What is the manager's influence?

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BUDGETS //

Government Auditors: Your Partners in Public Trust

by Richard Chambers

Collaborative and proactive involvement with inspectors and auditors can help agencies identify and monitor risks, and develop action plans to mitigate problems before they progress.

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TECHNOLOGY //

Using Real-Time Data to Create Smarter, More Responsive Aid

by Stephanie Grosser

USAID paired social media with official statistics on food price inflation and applied the results to its developmental work. The current information enabled it to form a new digital picture of financial inclusion.

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LEARNING //

Leveraging the Synergy of Learning and Knowledge Management

by Susan Camarena

Knowing what and whom you need to know to be successful may be the crux of learning. By merging these two disciplines into the learning curriculum, the Federal Transit Administration increased the return of each training dollar.

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PERFORMANCE //

Public Sector Innovation in the Australian Public Service

by Alex Roberts

After formally recognizing the drivers for innovation and the need for its more systematic application, APS created a framework for understanding and undertaking innovation. How can agencies embed it within their practices?

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EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVE //

Are You Ready for the New Workplace Reality?

By Paula Ketter

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BOOK REVIEW //

Clinical Psychology for Line Leaders: Help With Your Biggest Challenges

Reviewed by Chuck Hollingsworth

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EXCHANGE //

HUD Reaches Out With Learning Sessions

by Lisa Marsh

Thousands of feds watch live or tune in to webinars that started as management staff meetings. Speakers and the audience beg for more.

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VISIONARIES //

Public Engagement Is Fun and Games

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