Wondering what ASPA can do for you?
Here are just a few of the ways ASPA keeps its members informed, both in their careers and the world of public management and administration.


Public Administration Review
(PAR) Journal

This is the premiere journal for scholars, practitioners and students in public management. Membership includes subscription to PAR, which identifies and analyzes trends, provide a factual basis for decision-making and stimulate discussion. PAR has been the premier journal bridging theory and public management practice for more than 60 years. Enjoy the latest ideas as well as expert book reviews. Access all issues of PAR online, 1940 through the current issue!


To learn more about PAR, click here. You must be an ASPA member and logged in to view the online version. 

(Print and Online)

ASPA's PA TIMES features key public management topics. Learn new ways to handle day-to-day tasks straight from the managers in the field. Focusing on the concerns of public administrators and highlighting best practices in the field, PA TIMES is continually ranked as a top benefit by members. ASPA publishes four print versions annually. It also has an online version that is updated with new and original articles twice a week. You can access the latest PA TIMES under the Publications tab. You must be logged in to view the archives and current print issue. 

ASPA members can also contribut to the online version of PA TIMES. You can subscribe to receive weekly news alerts or submit articles for publication. To subscribe, click here.

The Public Manager


As part of ASPA membership, members are given access to the electronic editions of The Public Manager. The Public Manager is a quarterly journal dedicated to encouraging professionalism and high performance by public sector managers. Includes abstracts of articles dating back to 1998. To view the most recent and pas editions, you must be logged in and select The Public Manager under the Publications tab. You can also, click here.

Training and Professional Development

ASPA offers the opportunity to learn online via ASPA webinars. Chapters also offer training locally.

Discounts on Select Publications, Books, Services and Conferences

Click here for a list of books published by ASPA. ASPA publications also include the following: 

Public Integrity
Journal - $44 discount off the annual US subscription price of $89.

Public Manager - electronic quarterly. Currently, ASPA members also enjoy a free electronic subscription to The Public  
                                 Manager that is emailed quarterly.

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis - 50% discount on books published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. The discount code is 392DP.

Chapter and Section Membership

Attend lectures, conferences, seminars, luncheons and award banquets via a local chapter or specialized section. Keep in touch with your community. To learn more about section and chapter membership, click here.


Meet at a restaurant for a chapter’s or section’s regular socials and chat with professionals and public administration leaders. Hone skills, develop a voice and promote through grassroots efforts. Learn from peers.

Annual Conference

Hear the latest angles on developments in the field. Meet with experts and discover new career opportunities. Practice interviewing techniques and improve your resumes at one-on-one sessions.Visit the Annual Conference website.

ASPA's online career center aids members' career development at all levels, and offers the most comprehensive and useful information about careers in the field. Members can search for available positions and post their resume. Employers can post positions and search resumes.



The Bridge is a semi-monthly e-newsletter that keeps members abreast of what is happening at ASPA, and informed about key issues, theories and best practices in the field.To subscribe to The Bridge, click here.

ASPA Affiliate Programs

Life Insurance

ASPA can help you build a more secure future with a wide variety of insurance options. Because of your ASPA membership, these plans are offered to you at affordable group rates. To learn more about this program for ASPA members and their families, click here.

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