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February 12, 2019

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Annual Conference One Month Away!
Hotel Room Block Expires this Friday, Feb. 15

ASPA's 2019 Annual Conference takes place March 8-12. Have you made plans to join us? Featuring conversations around revitalizing the middle class, strengthening the public service, managing public finance, increasing social equity, the state of public administration around the globe and more, this will be a conference you cannot afford to miss.

Among public administration's most significant 21st century challenges, public finance, infrastructure, social equity and public service transcend geographic boundaries, sectors and levels of government. They impact the lives of citizens every minute of every day. They are researched, discussed and applied by our members in our public, private and nonprofit institutions. This year's conference is a Call for Action on these issues. We who are dedicated to the public good must answer the call.

Final presidential panelists are being confirmed to ensure this year's event will be a prime location where you can find today's leading experts all in one place. Organizations represented will include:

  • The ALICE Project
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • The IBM Center for The Business of Government
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Senior Executive Service
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Washington Metro

Looking for prime scholarly presence? We have that too:

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh
  • NYU Wagner School
  • Ohio State University
  • Rutgers University—Newark
  • Syracuse University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Delaware
  • University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin

This does not include the terrific knowledge that will be shared at more than 150 concurrent panels, convened and moderated by your peers. More than 1,000 people are already registered to be in DC. Add your name to the list today—for one day, five days or two days for a specific track—and get ready to engage in discussions and conversations with some of the most influential voices in the discipline.

Need a place to stay? Rooms are still available at the Capital Hilton, our overflow room block, but only through this Friday. Book your stay now at the closest hotel to the Mayflower at the cheapest rate!

We look forward to seeing you in just a month in Washington, DC!

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Are Declines in U.S. Federal Workforce Capabilities Putting Our Government at Risk of Failing?
A study published by the Senior Executives Association

Has the U.S. federal government reached a point where critical operations might fail in stressful events that are likely to occur? This was this project's animating question, as posed by authors Molly Jahn, Greg Treverton and David Bray. Based on the data collected in this study, it appears the answer to these critical questions is yes.

A weakening in the capacity of the government's workforce and its organizational structures is plainly evident, as is a perceptible loss of collective resilience to detect and respond to adverse events. To test this conclusion, Jahn and her team considered workforce trends given several dozen potential scenarios, ranging between those that are virtually certain to occur in the next year to other scenarios that are highly plausible in the near term.

The U.S. executive branch has hardly grown in 50 years—there were 1.8 million civilian employees in 1960 and 2.1 million in 2017. Yet during the same period the amount of money spent by the federal government has grown five-fold. To be sure, contracts and grants have filled part of the gap, but both the amount and range of work required of the federal workforce has continued to go up, just as the scope and complexity of executive branch functions have also increased. Government contractors, widely used to plug the holes in our government, can only take up so much of the slack.

While the productivity of the United States and other nations around the world has increased since the 1960s, most of those productivity gains were related to manufacturing. In contrast, most of the roles of the U.S. federal government workforce associated with responding to emergent events, disruptions and crises do not involve manufacturing—rather these roles involve complex sets of activities and discussions with multiple stakeholders, typically spanning across departments with need for coordination with other partners.

Several examples underscore just how bad the problem is for the government workforce:

  • Almost 20 percent of the government's top managers, members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), departed in the first 12 months of the current administration and numbers have not fully recovered.
  • There are five-fold more federal workers older than 60 than those younger than 30 years old.
  • The last major revision to the civil service rules for recruiting, hiring and retention of the federal workforce was 40 years ago, a time that predates the Internet. Looking at these staffing dynamics across agencies, the prospects are even bleaker.

A comprehensive analysis of those dynamics, noting trends through time, coupled with workshops and interviews, reveals a set of highly disconcerting trends:

  • Increasing work overload, with clear impact on both "readiness" and retaining talent.
  • More toxic workplaces were reported especially, by no means only for women.
  • Complaint channels or social media are now weaponized to "take out" an employee or group, resulting in a chilling workplace climate and constant anxiety about the potential of false allegations for executives striving to do their best with constrained resources in demanding circumstances.
  • Distrust of permanent civil servants by new political appointees, always present but usually fleeting, has become endemic.
  • Lack of rewards for action and innovation, yet clear risk of penalties, leading to "analysis paralysis".

Given an increasingly strained workforce, this study raises several points as recommendations but the ultimate question is one for the American people: What do they want from their government?

Click here to read the full report summary and download a copy.

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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.

BookTalk: What She Said: How Jane Addams Informs Public Administration
Feb. 21 | 1 p.m. EST
Patricia Shields, Texas State University
Mary Guy, Moderator, University of Colorado Denver

This BookTalk introduces the remarkable Jane Addams as a pioneer of public administration and so much more. It uses Jane Addams' story to make the case that public administration should re-imagine its past by incorporating more diverse voices and ideas. Pat Shields’s Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Peace, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work and Public Administration demonstrates how the life and works of Jane Addams was lost and is being recovered in a variety of interrelated fields.

KeepingCurrent: Smart Cities and Public Procurement
Feb. 27 | 1 p.m.
In Partnership with NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Tony Batalla, The City of San Leandro
Al Brown, SmartWave Technologies
Harold (Hal) Good, Procurement Adviser and Curator @ProcurementPros

NIGP and ASPA are again collaborating on another great procurement and greater public administration 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 but how communities are making long term decisions while working with current trends and demand.

KeepingCurrent: A Nation of Immigrants: Exploring the Trends, Players and Impacts of Immigration Enforcement Policies
Feb. 28 | 2 p.m.
In Partnership with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

The United States has historically been called a nation of immigrants—a "melting pot" in which people of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs can come together. Recently, however, the topic of immigration has become more contentious. As policymakers debate how to address issues such as ongoing refugee crises, immigrants at the southern border and DREAMers, the futures of those impacted by these policies are uncertain. Through this webinar we will explore the trends, players and impacts of immigrant enforcement policies, and will discuss the impacts these policies may have.

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Focus on Membership: Connect With Your Peers at Annual Conference

ASPA's 2019 Annual Conference is a few short weeks away. While you are planning on the panels you will attend, also make note of the Chapter and Section meetings and networking events taking place and make the most of your opportunity to connect with fellow colleagues from across the discipline.

As do all conferences, ASPA's Annual Conference includes hours of time set aside specifically for discussions, connecting with your peers and working on new projects. In particular, this national event puts you in close proximity with our discipline's thought leaders, which can greatly impact your research and amplify the work taking place in cities and states across the country.

Chapter and Section meetings, pop-up discussions, evening receptions and more will all enable you to meet members and make the most of ASPA’s most important member benefit: connecting with your peers.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC next month, where we hope you enjoy everything ASPA membership has to offer!

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ASPA Announces 2019 Awards Program Honorees

ASPA is pleased to announce it will be honoring more than 30 individuals and organizations when it conveys the 2019 ASPA Awards next month in Washington, DC. These awards, as well as a number of Section awards, will be presented throughout the 2019 Annual Conference. Section award honorees will be announced in the awards brochure distributed at the conference.

National Public Service Award
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 11

  • Thomas Becker (Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School)
  • Honorable Barbara Favola (Virginia State Senate)
  • Jessica Ross (Washington County, Alabama Public Library)
  • Anthony Williams (Federal City Council)

Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award
Brandi Blessett (University of Cinicinnati)
Presented at the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award Luncheon, Sunday, March 10

Public Integrity Award
Terry Cooper (University of Southern California)
Presented at the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture, Sunday, March 10

Elmer Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service
Nancy Kingsbury (U.S. Government Accountability Office)
Presented at the Elliot Richardson Lecture, Sunday, March 10

Paul Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service
Blue Wooldridge (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Presented at the Nesta M. Gallas Lecture, Sunday, March 10

Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 11

  • Pan Suk Kim (Yonsei University)
  • Mary Van Verst (Washington Commission for National and Community Service)

Dwight Waldo Award
Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Indiana University)
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 11

John W. Gaston Award
Doug Decker (Portland State)
Presented at the Elliot Richardson Lecture, Sunday, March 10

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice Award
Rhode Island Judiciary
Presented at the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award Luncheon, Sunday, March 10

Public Administration Review Awards
Presented at the Donald C. Stone Lecture, Monday, March 11

  • Laverne Burchfield Award: Paolo Belardinelli (Universita Bocconi)
  • William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award: Jill K. Clark (Ohio State University)
  • Chester A. Newland Award: Maurits Waardenburg, Martijn Groenleer, Jorrit de Jong and Herman Bolhaar

H. George Frederickson PA TIMES Best Article Award Evan Berman (Victoria University of Wellington)
Presented at the Closing Plenary, Tuesday, March 12

International Public Administration Award
Edgar Ramirez de la Cruz (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas)
Presented at the International Assembly, Sunday, March 10

Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship Award
Presented at the Student and New Professional Summit, Friday, March 8

  • Ana-Maria Dimand (Florida International University)
  • Danbee Lee (Rutgers University—Newark)

Walter M. Mode Conference Scholarship Award
Sombo Muzata Chunda (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Presented at the Student and New Professional Summit, Friday, March 8

Patricia J. Yearwood Newsletter Award—Section
Section on Democracy and Social Justice
Presented at the Section Leadership Meeting, Saturday, March 9

Oveta Culp Hobby Training Award—Section
Section for Women in Public Administration
Presented at the Section Leadership Meeting, Saturday, March 9

Center for Accountability and Performance Awards
Presented at the CAP Business Meeting, Saturday, March 9

  • Harry Hatry Award: Prajapati Trivedi (Commonwealth Secretariat, London)
  • Joseph Wholey Award: J.N. Terman (George Mason University)
  • Organizational Leadership Award: King County, Washington
  • Emerging Leaders Award:
    Melissa Schigoda, Ph. D., Director of the Office of Performance and Accountability, New Orleans
    Leigh Tami, Chief Performance Officer. City of Cincinnati
    James Wagner, Chief of Performance, Strategy and Innovation, Tulsa
    Tina Walha, Director of Innovation and Performance, Seattle

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

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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 Finance

Public Service

Social Equity

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Members In the News

Several ASPA members have appeared in print in recent week, either quoted in articles or with articles published in media. Read on to find their insights.

The Gender Disparity in Climbing Local Government's Ladder—Featuring insights from Mary Guy (University of Colorado Denver)

Shutdown Is Costing Our Economy Billions. But the Cost in Lost Faith in Our Democracy Is Incalculable."—By Allan Rosenbaum (Florida International University)

An Avenue Around the Shutdown—By Marc Holzer

Have you been featured in news stories recently? Let us know so we can share your media presence with the broader ASPA community!

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Flash Sale: Son of Virginia: A Life in America's Political Arena

FLASH SALE! $19.95 per copy!

Son of Virginia: A Life in America's Political Arena tells the story of the former governor of Virginia, L. Douglas Wilder—the first elected African-American governor in American history. As Wilder himself writes, his is story of struggle and conflict, and one that offers sharp warnings for what may happen if our nation relaxes its commitment to progress in our elections and laws.

The autobiography has received high praise from authors and scholars who note: "Doug Wilder […] helped make President Obama possible," "Son of Virginia is itself an important historical document" and "Governor Wilder […] almost certainly changed the course of American history."

At a time when the problems of race in our country can seem almost insurmountable, Son of Virginia offers perspective when looking back, and hope when moving forward. Simply put, you don't want to miss out on this book.

The copy you purchase as a part of this sale (valid through Friday, Feb. 15) through the ASPA bookstore will include Gov. Wilder's autograph. Buy yours now!

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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 this Friday, Feb. 15, 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. 18, 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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National Commission on Military, National and Public Service Begins Holding Public Hearings

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, an 11-member bipartisan commission tasked with comprehensively and holistically reviewing the Selective Service System, along with military, national, and public service, will host 14 public hearings on policy options it is considering for its final report. The Commission is looking to gain insights from panelists and the public as it develops recommendations for its final report to the Congress, the President and the American people in March 2020. Two weeks in advance of each hearing, Commission staff will share a staff memorandum outlining policy options relating to each hearing theme. The Commission and Commission staff request feedback from the public on the ideas presented in each staff memorandum. On February 21, 2019, the Commission will hold the first of its, these two on universal service. The first hearing will explore ways to inspire universal service across America; the second will explore whether Americans should be required to serve in military, national and/or pubic service. You can attend in person and provide comment at each hearing following the conclusion of testimony or tune in to the livestream and share your comments. Click here for more information.

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ACT/IAC Innovation Awards Call for Nominations

The American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council is preparing for its annual "Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards" to discover, recognize, promote and connect innovators and innovations to improve services to citizens and government operations. Anyone can nominate an innovation; just click here and complete the online form. Nominations will be accepted until February 22, 2019. The Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards will be held on May 23, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington DC hotel. The event will feature innovation exhibits, talks by experienced innovators, and awards for the best innovations. Click here for more information.

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AROCSA Call for Papers Deadline Feb. 22

The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) at ARNOVA has announced its 2019 conference will take place July 22-24, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. AROCSA is accepting papers within its 2019 theme, "Leveraging Technology for Effective Government and Civil Society: A Review of Africa's Digital Renaissance and Innovations in Civil Society." All proposals are due Feb. 22, 2019. AROCSA was established in September 2015 in Accra, under the auspices of ARNOVA and the Ford Foundation, West Africa, to promote and advance a community of excellence in research and practice on civil society in the service of African development. One of its main operational areas is to convene an Annual Conference, which seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners for networking, learning and skills-building. Click here for more information.

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NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance Your Gov Career

Are you ready for a promotion? Do you want to take on more responsibility? Looking to learn new skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to get serious about taking steps to reach your professional development goals. You're invited to participate in the free NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: How to Advance Your Gov Career on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET to hear from experts on how to achieve career goals in government. Throughout the day, you will have opportunities to earn up to five continuing professional education (CPE) credits; grow your professional network by connecting virtually with your government peers; and ask your specific questions and chat with career coaches during the Expert Open House. Click here for more information.

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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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Brigham Young Extends Conference Proposal Deadline

Brigham Young University is pleased to announce they have extended their proposal deadline for their September 2019 "Elevating Public Service Motivation" Conference to Feb. 28, 2019. The conference will take place in Sundance, Utah. 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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2019 COMPA Conference Weeks Away

The 2019 Conference of Minority Public Administrators' (COMPA) Annual Conference will take place in just a few short weeks—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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NISPAcee Releases 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference will take place May 24-26, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. Organized in cooperation with Charles University, Prague and Masaryk University, Brno, the main conference theme will be, "From Policy Design to Policy Practice." Those interested in submitting a proposal may do so by March 10, 2019. 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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NFBPA Forum Takes Place This April

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators' (NFBPA) Forum 2019 will take place in Orlando, April 3-7, 2019. Within the theme, "Collaborate, Innovate, Elevate: Leading & Engaging Communities," this year's Forum will continue the event's tradition of training public administrators, providing extensive skills-building and professional development. 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

Look for PAR at ASPA's 2019 Annual Conference. Our publisher, Wiley, will be in the exhibit hall—Booth 3—and we will have an editorial team meeting on Sunday morning, March 10, at 7 a.m. We will be conveying this year's PAR awards during the Donald C. Stone lecture, Monday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m. so join us to honor some of this year’s best scholarly work.

PAR Table of Contents 79(2)

Negative Externality of Fiscal Problems: Dissecting the Contagion Effect of Municipal Bankruptcy
Lang (Kate) Yang

Direct Government Investment: Perverse Privatization or New Tool of Government?
Charles R. Wise and Eva M. Witesman

When do Municipal Consolidations Reduce Government Expenditures? Evidence on the Role of Local Involvement
Not available online at this time.
Sian Mughan

Cheap and Dirty: The Effect of Contracting Out Cleaning on Efficiency and Effectiveness
Not available online at this time.
Shimaa Elkomy, Graham Cookson and Simon Jones

Exploring the Role of Nonprofits in Public Service Provision: Moving from Coproduction to Cogovernance
Yuan (Daniel) Cheng

Creating Broader Research Impacts through Boundary Organizations
Aimee L. Franklin, Athena Grossman, Jennifer Le and Mark Shafer

The Dynamics of an Interorganizational Emergency Management Network: Interdependent and Independent Risk Hypotheses
Kyujin Jung, Minsun Song and Hyung Jun Park

More Than Pathological Formalization: Understanding Organizational Structure and Red Tape
Wesley Kaufmann, Erin L. Borry and Leisha DeHart‐Davis

Exploring How Institutional Arrangements Shape Stakeholder Influence on Policy Decisions: A Comparative Analysis in the Energy Sector
Elizabeth Baldwin

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

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


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

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

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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 public service/civil service reform. Send your contributions to us at any time; the deadline is rolling. Contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Ethics in Public Service
By Tosha Wilson-Davis

How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Local Government HR
By Matthew Teal

Volunteerism and Civil Discourse
By Jim Jones

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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.

Support Services Operations Manager – Eugene Water & Electric Board, Eugene, OR

Senior Research Associate – Center for Evidence-Based Policy, Portland, OR

Department Chair – Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

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.