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Engaging Citizens in State Recreation Planning: Best Practices from Oregon

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Citizen participation in public planning processes is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. Transparency, intentionality, and inclusiveness are essential to effective planning in the 21st century, whether planning efforts ... More »

Managing Stimulus Funding Performance

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In this new era of responsibility and accountability, the passage of economic stimulus fundingalong with demands for successful government performancepresents contemporary challenges for public managers. The challenges demand th... More »

Performance Management Progress

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Robert Tobias

In addition to being the most powerful person in the world, the person elected president of the United States also is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the executive branch of government. Ordinarily, the organizational result... More »

The Obama Management Agenda: Five Steps Toward Transformation

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Alan Balutis

In the Spring 2008 Special Issue of The Public Manager, nearly 20 current and former government executives, academicians, and private and nonprofit sector leaders outlined a management agenda for the incoming 44th President of t... More »

Workforce Assessments: Fears and Facts

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Assessments are more important than ever in the current government climate, which emphasizes accountability, transparency, and performance improvement. By providing actionable information that is needed to make wise and informed... More »