Learn the latest public administration news in today's edition of The Bridge!

January 23, 2019

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In This Issue:

Now Announcing: American University President to Deliver 2019 Stone Lecture

ASPA is pleased to announce that American University (AU) president Sylvia M. Burwell will deliver the 2019 Donald C. Stone Lecture during the 2019 Annual Conference.

As former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Burwell's public administration roots go deep. She is now bringing those talents to serve AU's mission in northwest Washington, DC and will share her thoughts about how governments, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations can work together to drive public policy for measurable results, all while keeping the "public" at the center of their efforts.

Burwell is AU's 15th president and the first woman to serve in the role. A leader with experience managing large and complex organizations in the public and private sectors, she brings to AU a commitment to education and research, a record of spurring innovation and experience helping to advance solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

In addition to her time in the federal government, Burwell spent 11 years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, including roles as chief operating officer and president of the global development program. She earned her undergraduate degrees from Harvard University and University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Find more information about the conference plenaries announced so far, as well as other conference details, on the Annual Conference website.

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In the News

Today's headlines contain plenty of news coverage of some of our nation's most pressing public administration challenges. ASPA has curated some of the most important stories from the past few weeks. If you have not seen these yet, make sure you read them now!


Public Service Social Equity
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KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and Student Webinars on the Horizon

ASPA's webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per event and free to participate, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Visit our website to stay informed about all upcoming webinars including KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and the Student and New Professionals Series.

Students and New Professionals: Public Service Careers Beyond Academia
Jan. 31 | 1 p.m. EST
Kyle Brown, UCHealth
Rashmi Chordiya, Moderator, ASPA Students and New Administration Professionals Section
Erica Lee, U.S. Small Business Administration
Jason MacCannell, California State Parks

Are you interested in learning about careers in government and policy? Do you want to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships for PhDs interested in government positions at the state, local and federal level? Please join us for a webinar on the public sector careers beyond academia to hear from PhDs who utilize their research skills in the public sector and what other transferable skill sets they apply!

KeepingCurrent: The Art of Being a Trimtab: Entrepreneurship in Government
Feb. 7 | 1 p.m. EST
Kris Carter, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

A truly smart city is one that creates equal opportunities for people to connect with each other and with the world. It allows its residents to decide what their definition of "smart" should be and what creates real civic value. It provides ample pathways for its people not just to optimize it, but also to live in it. It is not a laboratory. It is home. We will share four lessons from the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics "smart cities" work in Boston that is focused on building trust with government and injecting a little bit of delight into the world we share.

KeepingCurrent: Smart Cities and Public Procurement
February 2019—exact date TBD
Tony Batalla, City of San Leandro
Hal Good, Procurement Adviser and Curator @ProcurementPros

NIGP and ASPA are collaborating again on another great procurement topic: smart cities and public procurement. A panel of speakers will talk about what "smart cities" are and how public procurement professionals work within those cities. Panelists will talk through those who are working with the demand for "smart" solutions that are innovative and flexible as well as how communities are making long-term decisions while working with current trends and demand.

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Focus on Membership: Welcome Back!

Throughout the month of December, ASPA proactively reached out to those members who failed to renew their membership earlier in 2018—and with great results! We are pleased to announce more than 50 members came back into the fold, a testimony to the valued services ASPA offers its members every day of the year.

If you were one of those members, welcome back and please let us know how we can continue to serve you throughout 2019.

If you know someone whose membership lapsed last year, it is your turn to do your part! Encourage your friends and colleagues to (re)join ASPA and bring their voice to the important work we undertake as we contribute to ASPA's mission: advancing excellence in public service. All of our work gets stronger and has more meaning when all voices bring their perspective to our community. Further, being an ASPA member means you value public service and are part of a community 8,000 people strong that joins with you in that sentiment.

Let's start 2019 strong with even more individuals joining ASPA and sharing their expertise with the rest of the discipline.

Need help bringing someone (back) into the fold? Send us a note and we will be happy to help you!

Thank you for everything you bring to the ASPA community; we value you!

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ASPA Announces Election Results

ASPA is pleased to announce the following individuals have been elected to ASPA's leadership positions:

  • District I Representative: Joshua Osowski
  • District II Representative: Myung Jin
  • District III Representative: Akhlaque Haque
  • District IV Representative: Zhirong "Jerry" Zhao
  • District V Representative: Galia Cohen
  • Student Representative: Ana-Maria Dimand
Each District Representative will serve a three-year term; the Student Representative will serve a one-year term.

We look forward to working with these leaders in the coming year.

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Upcoming PA TIMES Magazine Spring Edition: Public Service

ASPA is finalizing its spring edition of PA TIMES magazine, which will focus on public service. There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved!

  • Member news is welcomed and appreciated! Promotions, leadership announcements, retirements, tenure details and more all can be sent to [email protected] for inclusion. Announcements must be received by Jan. 31.
  • Advertising slots are available now! If you would like to advertise in this edition, contact us for rates and deadlines. Advertisements must be reserved by Feb. 1.
Questions? Need more information? Contact us!

Hiring announcements and other news for the "Recruiter" section are treated as advertisements and will be sold as such. Contact ASPA's advertising partner, Fox Associates, for details.

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Public Administration with An Attitude

FLASH SALE! $9.95 per copy!

Public Administration with An Attitude, by H. George Frederickson, is a brilliant collection of articles from Frederickson’s contributions to PA TIMES magazine. With topics ranging from Alexander Hamilton to the importance of air traffic safety, from the future of the European Union to the value of ethics within the discipline, it is unsurprising that Frederickson's essays are as relevant, timeless and sharp as the day he first wrote them.

Now, and only through Friday, Jan. 25, Public Administration with An Attitude is on sale in ASPA’s bookstore at a discounted rate of $9.95. This witty and jargon-free text provides a career's worth of wisdom and insight. Take a moment to buy a copy for you, your colleagues or your students. The back cover of Attitude seems to know what it's talking about when readers are told, "This book is a lot more interesting than a spreadsheet (and more accurate)!"

Buy your copy today!

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Welcome New ASPA Members!
Click here to view the most recent new ASPA members!

Call for Proposals: Social Equity Leadership Conference 2019

The 18th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) planning committee invites you to submit a proposal to the 2019 conference by Feb. 1, 2019. SELC is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University—Newark, where the conference also will be hosted on June 5-7, 2019. Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing challenges facing the world today, the theme of this year's conference is "Achieving Social Equity in Turbulent Times: A Grand Public Administration Challenge.” Three subthemes have been set; proposal abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and clearly state how the proposal fits into the subtheme selected. While organizers are interested in problem identification, they particularly encourage proposals with an action orientation, and from various areas of interest including racial, economic, education, geographical and opportunity inequities. Click here for more information.

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Georgia Chapter Statewide Academic Conference—Proposal Deadline Extended

Professors at Point University will be hosting the ASPA GA Chapter's 2019 Statewide Academic Conference, March 29-30, 2019 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The theme for the conference is "Re-Imagining Public Service Leadership in an Era of Challenge, Change and Crisis Management." The conference committee welcomes innovative proposals that reflect best practices, rethinking of current practices, represent benchmarks, lessons learned with a focus on the future of the field. The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to Feb. 4, 2019. All proposals should be sent to [email protected]. The registration deadline is March 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

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NFBPA Forum 2019 Call for Scholarships and Posters

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators' (NFBPA) Forum 2019 will take place in Orlando, April 3-7, 2019. They are now accepting applications for scholarships and posters, all of which are due Feb. 8, 2019. The NFBPA scholarship program supports several college students each year with annual scholarships generated from partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors. Further, undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and masters students are invited to participate in the conference's student research poster contest. Click here for more information about scholarships and here for more information about submitting a poster.

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South Florida Chapter 13th Annual Best Practices Conference

The ASPA South Florida Chapter invites you to attend its 13th Annual Best Practices Conference, taking place Feb 8, 2019 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The conference will be looking at the theme, "Advocating Renewed Passion and Commitment to Public Service," and will feature nine concurrent panels, two plenaries and a lunch. ASPA executive director Bill Shields will also be there to deliver remarks. Click here for more information.

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Call for Research: Public Procurement State of the Industry Report

In 2019, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement will mark its fifth year of advancing public procurement through offering research grants on topics that connect procurement practice to performance. Given this significant milestone, NIGP is seeking to create a true, impactful State of the Industry report for the public procurement discipline, which will allow NIGP to begin to provide the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the evolving public procurement industry. The goal of the report is to promote independent research, particularly works helping to integrate modern technologies that offer innovative approaches and those that contribute to a better understanding of the information environment, user expectations and stakeholder interactions. NIGP will prioritize submissions that integrate diversity, inclusion and equality aspects into its research areas. One or more grants totaling $20,000 will be awarded. All grant applications are due by Feb. 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Professional Development through the Andrew Young School's Center for State and Local Finance

The Andrew Young School's Center for State and Local Finance invites you to register for executive education courses, continuing throughout the rest of the school year. Class participants typically include chief financial officers, finance directors, budget and procurement staff, county administrators and others looking to hone their skills and advance their careers. The course schedule proceeds as follows:

  • Operating and Capital Budgeting: March 13-15, 2019 (Deadline Feb. 27, 2019)
  • Cost Analysis (Special Session): April 16-17, 2019 (Deadline April 2, 2019)
  • Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement: May 15-17, 2019 (Deadline May 1, 2019)
Fees for the two-days courses are $350. Click here to learn more about the executive education program and to register.

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TAD 2019 Issues Call for Proposals

Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration and Baruch College, City University of New York Marxe School of Public and International Affairs are the proud hosts of the 2019 Transatlantic Dialogue, taking place June 2-4, 2019 at Baruch College. This year's conference theme will be, "Restoring the Administrative State: Trust, Engagement, Security and Identity." TAD 15 will bring together a diverse group of scholars who draw on different theoretical and methodological perspectives to share their latest research and discuss challenges confronting governance and society on both sides of the Atlantic. This conference will deepen the discussion between the many disciplines that constitute public administration and explore the commonalities as well as differences between Europe and North America. All proposals are due by Feb. 28. Click here for more information.

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Flemming Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

Due to the government shutdown, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University has extended the nomination deadline for the 70th annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards until Feb. 28, 2019. The purpose of the Arthur S. Flemming Award is fourfold: to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in working for the federal government; to encourage the highest standards of performance in the federal service; to enhance appreciation of our form of government and the opportunities and responsibilities that it presents; and to attract outstanding individuals to a career in federal service. Eligibility is restricted to individuals currently engaged in federal government service and who have served 3-15 years. Only years directly on the federal payroll are considered service. Click here for more information.

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FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship Now Accepting Applicants

Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Now is your chance to be part of the team at the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and help reduce the impact of tobacco on public health: Apply before March 1 at 3 p.m. ET for the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship. This collaborative program between the CTP and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a paid, 12-month multidisciplinary residential experience at CTP in Maryland. Fellows are placed in various areas within CTP, including compliance and enforcement; health communication and education; administrative management; regulations; or science. As a fellow, you will actively participate in the development of science-based public health strategies, serve as the lead for defined projects and meet with policy leaders over the course of a year. You will be awarded a stipend based on salary history (up to $95,000). In addition, you may be eligible to receive a relocation fund (not to exceed $10,000). Click here for more information.

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National Civic League Continues Application Window for All-America City Awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League (NCL) has designated 10 communities each year as All-America Cities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. The NCL is now accepting applications for its 2019 All-America City Award, focused on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health equity in local communities. They are looking for communities that demonstrate inclusive decisionmaking processes to create better health for all, and particularly for populations currently experiencing poorer health outcomes. Begin your community's application today to become a 2019 All-America City! Cities, counties, towns and tribes wishing to apply have until March 5, 2019 to submit their application. Click here for more information.

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2019 COMPA Conference This March

The 2019 Conference of Minority Public Administrators' (COMPA) Annual Conference will take place March 5-7, 2019 in Baltimore. The conference theme, "A Call for Action: The Public Administration Seat at the Decision Making Table" is based on the idea of promoting and highlighting the need to have the voice of public administrators as part of the decision- and policymaking process. One of the goals of the 2019 conference is to demonstrate and reiterate the importance of the skill set, experience, knowledge and perspective of public administrators. Another goal is to create pathways for the next generation of our leadership to have a seat at the decision making table, take action and continue blazing trails of success. Track details and more information is available online. Click here for more information.

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Syracuse 12th Annual E-PARCC Competition Seeking Entries

To stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations further, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School is sponsoring its 12th annual competition of E-PARCC. E-PARCC is a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative" launched in 2007. It provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development and collaborative problem solving around the world. More than 3,000 visitors per month from 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC teaching materials. There are two competitions this year and all entries are due by March 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Call for Participants: Institute for Peace and Dialogue

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is one of the leading organizers of several successful annual international academic training and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, leadership, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. Through these events, IPD brings together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of better and more peaceful future building via education and networking. IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs for 2019, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the one- or two-day Basel Global Peace Conference, the 10- or 20-day Summer Academy or the three-month research program. Applications are due May 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

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SAAPAM 19th Annual Conference Takes Place this May

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM) will hold its 2019 conference May 7-10, 2019 at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit. The theme of the conference will be, "Public Affairs, Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Political parties in government are often considered catalysts in providing interventions to addressing some of these basic human needs issues in cases where they have collective value for a society. Classification of government in ministries and departments is an example of providing a focused approach to identify those needs which are inherently to the benefit of society as opposed to individual or private. This begs for an art of public affairs and governance to provide institutional mechanisms to realize set goals for each area. Click here for more information.

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PAR Update

Now on PAR Early View:

Drivers of Policy Instrument Selection for Environmental Management by Local Governments
Rachel M. Krause, Christopher V. Hawkins, Angela Y. S. Park and Richard C. Feiock

Corruption as Resource Transfer: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis
David Jancsics

Institutions or Contingencies? A Cross‐Country Analysis of Management Tool Use by Public Sector Executives
Bert George, Steven Van de Walle and Gerhard Hammerschmid

Workplace and Non‐workplace Pro‐environmental Behaviors: Empirical Evidence from Florida City Governments
Aisha Azhar and Kaifeng Yang

Different Shades of Gray: A Priming Experimental Study on How Institutional Logics Influence Organizational Actor Judgment
Benard Ngoye, Vicenta Sierra, Tamyko Ysa

Shaking Hands with Hitler: The Politics‐Administration Dichotomy and Engagement with Fascism
Alasdair Roberts

Institutional Anticorruption in China: Effectiveness on Bribery Incidence
Xing Ni and Xuhong Su (Su Su)

Knowledge Construction in Public Administration: A Discourse Analysis of Public Value
Franziska Wallmeier, Bernd Helmig and Mary K. Feeney


Governance in the Post‐Soviet Era: Challenges and Opportunities
Alikhan Baimenov and Saltanat Liebert

Engaging with China and the United States: An Increasingly Complex Challenge, Including for Public Administration Scholars and Practitioners
Andrew Podger

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Public Integrity Update

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Public Integrity

Hello and Happy 2019 to All!

It is my honor to announce the winning scholars whose works appeared in Public Integrity for 2018, Volume 20, in the categories of Best Article, Best Guest Editorial and Best Book/Film Review.

We had a record number of voters this year from among those eligible to submit ballots, including all members of the Editorial Team; Executive Editorial Board; Editorial Review Board; and ASPA's Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance (SEIGOV).

This year was another first in that all categories have ties for first place. Congratulations to all winners and sincere thanks to those who voted! The winners are listed below, alphabetized by surname in each of the three categories.

Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, Public Integrity

Best Article

A Comprehensive Accountability Framework for Public Administrators
Natasha V. Christie

Social Construction and the Criminalization of Identity: State-Sanctioned Oppression and an Unethical Administration
Tia Sherèe Gaynor

Best Guest Editorial

The Strategic Advantage of Conflict of Interest Laws
J. Patrick Dobel

Black Radical Love: A Practice
Darnell L. Moore

Best Book/Film Review

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
Lauren Azevedo

Four Crises of American Democracy: Representation, Mastery, Discipline, Anticipation
Peter Stanley Federman

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New on PA TIMES Online

Every Monday and Friday, ASPA publishes a curated collection of original content that covers public service, management and international affairs.

This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on global public administration. Send your contributions to us at any time; the deadline is rolling. Contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Home Rule
By Patrick Mulhearn

Helping Our Neighbors Achieve Their Dreams
By Richard T. Moore

Learning from Wisconsin: Why 2019 Promises to be a Dangerous Year
By Michael Ford

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Find your next career opportunity at publicservicecareers.org. This online job board is the perfect resource for making a career change or landing your first job in the public service. It lists dozens of positions in academia, government and the nonprofit sector. Below are just a few current listings.

Budget and Management Analyst – Broward County Government, Fort Lauderale, FL

Dean of Berkeley Social Welfare – University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Executive Director – Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission, Los Angeles, CA

ASPA Thanks Its 2019 Annual Conference Partners:

American Society for Public Administration
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.