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June 12, 2019

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In This Issue:

ASPA Statement on Recent Workplace Shootings
President Paul Danczyk
June 4, 2019, Washington, D.C. - Those of us in public service need to be accessible while working in secure spaces. This has caused increased tension that we must confront on a daily basis.

Whether you are an analyst, director, elected official, medical provider, faculty member or student, you share with your fellow public servants the common charge to provide the individuals you serve access to safe places to receive public services.

The recent mass shootings at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center and the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado are stark reminders of how devastating these incidents are and how all of us are impacted in different ways.

To those personally impacted by these heinous acts, we stand with you. Some of us—including ASPA members in our Hampton Roads and Colorado Chapters—feel the depths of this grief in immediate ways. Others of us live and work many miles away. Yet we all recognize that these seemingly random acts could happen anywhere—in places where we do business, seek medical services, attend classes, send our kids to school, attend places of worship or fulfill our public service roles.

To those who risk their lives protecting others, we honor you. We appreciate those who have contributed emergency and follow-up responses. You perform some of the most difficult services asked of your community and we are grateful for all you do. And, we thank you for your courage in service and ongoing efforts to foster those very necessary open and safe spaces on which your community relies. Your presence makes public service possible. We commend you for your steadfast commitment.

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Why the Virginia Beach Shooting Hits Home

"We're building our bond." Virginia Beach Shows Support as City Workers Return to Their Jobs

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ASPA President Paul Danczyk's June Program Update

June Message
ASPA president Paul Danczyk's video for this month focuses on June’s theme: 2020 vision for leadership and management. He spotlights the importance of outcomes and relationships within public administration leadership, as well as expanding upon upcoming programming at the national level.

View details below about some of the webinars we will be hosting, including KeepingCurrent and BookTalk programs (2019 annual conference video presentations and more will be released shortly) and visit our online calendar for full information about upcoming Chapter events.

Paul also recognizes Public Service Recognition Week honorees and valuable ASPA partnerships in this month's commentary. Click here to view the video and start planning your participation in this month's programming.

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E-Learning Takes You to the Next Level

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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.

Upcoming Webinars:
KeepingCurrent: A Model for Engaging Local Government Practitioners: Washington’s Government Performance Consortium
June 13 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Larisa Benson, Government Performance Consortium
Chelsea Lei, Government Performance Consortium
Michael Jacobsen, Moderator, Center for Accountability and Performance

The Government Performance Consortium in Washington State has a nickname: The Government Joy Network. Local government leaders engaged in performance improvement find joy when they share the trials and tribulations of moving the needle on key community outcomes. Research findings from neuroscience and positive psychology fields inspired this somewhat unorthodox approach. Truth telling and generous peer support are the hallmarks of this professional association, whose mission is transforming government from the inside out. Learn about the heart of this ground-breaking effort, as described by its articulate leaders.

BookTalk: Ethics and Professionalism in the Public Service
June 20 | 1 p.m.
Cynthia Lynch, Hawaii Pacific University
Thomas Lynch, Hawaii Pacific University

Ethics and Professionalism in the Public Service is written for current and future practitioners and is an important resource for managers and students in public policy, public administration and nonprofit management. It embraces the significance of self-control, critical thinking, moral leadership and values as essential knowledge to more fully understanding ethics in the public and nonprofit sectors.

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Focus on Membership: ASPA President Heading to a Chapter Event Near You!

If you are a Chapter leader, or are active in your local Chapter, this news is for you!

ASPA 2019-2020 president Paul Danczyk is focusing on engaging with our nationwide system of Chapters throughout his presidential year, knowing that many of our members interact more with their Chapters than they do with national programming. Looking to recognize the great work our Chapters are doing, he is eager to be a part of it with you.

Paul will be taking several trips across the country to be at in-person Chapter events (ASPA staff will be reaching out to some of you to schedule those events), but also he is happy to participate in your meetings and gatherings via teleconference, Zoom or other remote options.

If you are interested in having Paul join you for a future Chapter event, contact ASPA communications and membership chief Karen Garrett for more information and to coordinate Paul's participation.

Our Chapters are ASPA's lifeblood. We cannot advance our mission without your efforts at the local level. Make the most of this opportunity to have Paul be a part of your mission and engage with your local efforts!

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Get Your Copy of Research Resources in Public Administration
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Published this spring, Research Resources in Public Administration: A Companion Guide to the Public Administration Gateway is your go-to resource accompanying the vast library of public administration literature published via the PA Gateway, the most extensive public administration bibliography available online.

The resources cited assist those practicing the art of public administration, as well as those researching, teaching and studying various aspects of the field. Resources include journals, indexing and abstracting services, handbooks, case studies, government documents, bibliographies, data sets and archives. The guide also contributes to public administration training and teaching by including teaching resources, writing aids and efficient website searching strategies for teachers, students and practitioners.

A partnership between ASPA and Suffolk University, you can find the PA Gateway on the ASPA website, where you also can download your copy of Research Resources in Public Administration. For those interested in hard copies, contact ASPA for more information.

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In the News
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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/Governance Social Equity
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Members in the News

John Kamensky (The IBM Center for The Business of Government) is a regular columnist in a variety of digital media, this week being no exception. Find his most recent commentary, Why the Future of Work is a Challenge for Government via GovExec.

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

JPAE Seeks Manuscripts for its Case Studies Section

The Journal of Public Affairs Education is seeking manuscripts for its ongoing case studies section. Editor John Duffy will be happy to work with interested authors on their submissions. Click here for more information about how to write a case study.

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Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities Begins June 17

The XXV Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities will be hosted in Miami this June 17-20, exploring the theme, "Building the Communities of Tomorrow: Economic Development, Resilience and Sustainability." Sponsored by Florida International University, among others, the conference will bring together more than 500 mayors, councilors, members of national and international legislative bodies, governors, NGOs and others to discuss issues relevant to strengthening subnational governments in Latin America. The conference will have special sessions where successful experiences of strengthening municipal public management aimed at improving service delivery and equity at the local level throughout Latin America will be presented. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank and Marcelo Giugale, director of the Financial Advisory and Banking Department of the World Bank. Those interested in attending are welcome to register. Click here for more information.

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2019 NECoPA Call for Papers Expires June 15

NECoPA 2019's call for papers for this year's conference, also the 10th anniversary of the conference, will expire next week. The conference will be held at LIU-Brooklyn, November 8-10 in Brooklyn, NY. Public governance is now tasked with building more inclusive societies for sustainable development that ensures social justice for all and requires public institutions to be both effective and accountable. Governance for sustainability means governance for a future that reflects values inherent to public service, leading with innovation in public administration. As the 2019 NECoPA convenes with a public service just as under pressure as it was 10 years ago, the event seeks to address innovative ways in which public administrators can tackle wicked problems during fiscal stress and turbulent governance. All proposals are due by June 15, 2019. Interested in sponsoring part of this event? Contact Gina Scutelnicu for details. Click here for more information.

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2019 MPAC/TPAC Call for Proposals Expires June 20

The 2019 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) and ASPA's Section on Public Administration Education's 2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC) will be held jointly in Indianapolis, September 19-20, 2019. Hosted by Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the conference will celebrate the diversity of public administration theory, praxis and pedagogy in a time of social change and upheaval. Proposals for both conferences are due by June 20, 2019. Click here for more information about MPAC; and here for more information about TPAC.

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2019 Transatlantic Dialogue This October; Call for Papers Open

The 2019 Transatlantic Dialogue will be taking place October 20-22 at Rutgers University—Newark, cohosted by the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. The theme will be, "Restoring the Administrative State: Trust, Engagement, Security and Identity." The event will feature five workshops: government performance, citizen engagement, public communication, digital and physical security, and demographic change. All proposals are due by August 15. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: Public Money and Management Theme on "Developing Civil Servants"

Building, developing and retaining an impartial, efficient and effective civil service to work for parliaments is a major problem in many countries, particularly since austerity management was introduced following the global financial crisis. This Public Money and Management (PMM) theme, also the subject of PMM Live! 2019, which will be held in the House of Lords on November 7, will present a collection of articles on the latest thinking on how to achieve transparency and fairness in government and not just create a paid service that can "speak truth unto power" but also one that is capable of managing major projects, commissioning services and demonstrating creativity and enterprise. Submissions of debate articles, new development articles and full papers are invited (see the PMM website or ask Michaela Lavender for author notes). Articles can include all aspects of civil service development, for example: recruitment, retention, training, secondments, appraisals and career management. Submissions are due by August 30 to PMM's managing editor, Michaela Lavender.

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2019 SECoPA This September

The 2019 Southeast Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) will take place September 5-7 in Baton Rouge. This year's theme will be, "Advancing Public Administration Research and Practice in a Time of Instability and Change." Since 1969, SECoPA has been the gathering place of ideas for public service practitioners, researchers and students in its 10-state region. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse, discover the latest innovations, share ideas from practitioners in the field and network with other public service administrators across the region. Click here for more information.

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2019 EGPA to Be Held in Belfast

The 2019 EGPA Conference will take place September 11-13, 2019 in Belfast, to be preceded by the EGPA Symposium for PhD Students and young researchers, which takes place September 9-10. This year's theme looks at "Public Administration Across Borders." Click here for more information.

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ABFM Annual Conference in DC This Fall

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management's (ABFM) 2019 Annual Conference, "Line Item" will take place this September 26-28 in Washington, DC. Registration and hotel reservations are now open. Its call for nominations for its 2019 awards program is open until June 30. Awards include the Aaron B. Wildavsky award, the Kenneth S. Howard award, the Paul Posner Pracademic award and the Mike Curro Student Paper award. Contact awards committee chair Wenli Yan for more information. Click here to register.

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AAPAM Conferences This October

The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) will host its 40th Roundtable Conference, taking place this October in Cairo, Egypt. Focusing on the theme, "Innovation, Transforming Institutions in Africa for Sustainable Development," the conference will look at accountability and inclusivity in institutions toward driving Agenda 2065 and the United Nations' new Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Click here for more information.

They will also host their second international conference this October 22-26 in Kampala, Uganda, around the them, "Accountability, Innovations and Quality Public Services Delivery." Contact [email protected] for registration details.

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COMPA Issues Call for Papers

The Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) will hold its 2020 Annual Conference in Atlanta, February 26-28, 2020, looking at the theme, "2020 VISION: Refocusing, Reforming, and Restoring Public Service Values and Governance." This year's conference theme is a call to action for public service leaders to embody and exemplify ASPA's core four values; accountability and performance, professionalism, ethics and social equity in our service to the profession and to the citizenry. The theme highlights the courageous work of those who, despite the political, social and economic climax, are using their voice, research and efforts to positively affect and make a significant difference in their respective spheres of influence, communities and the nation. Twelve tracks provide a framework for the conference. The conference program committee welcomes proposals for high-quality conceptual papers, qualitative and quantitative empirical research papers, and policy- and practice-oriented papers, as well as complete panel submissions consisting of no more than four papers. Panel submissions should bring together complementary papers that address similar research questions or topics and provide information on the overall theme of the panel to indicate how each of the proposed papers connects to the panel's theme. Proposals from individuals at all stages of their careers are welcome. Proposals and poster presentations by graduate students are particularly encouraged. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 14, 2019. Email your proposals to [email protected]. Click here for more information.

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PAR Update

Below, you will find the table of contents for PAR's 79:4 edition, which will be released next month. Take a look now at the great content coming through the journal later this summer.

PAR also has released a new virtual edition of highly cited articles. This is free to download, so grab your copy now! (Members only.)

Bridging the Divide: When Research Speaks—and Listens—to Practice (not available online yet)
Jeremy L. Hall and R. Paul Battaglio


Policy Expansion in Local Government Environmental Policy Making
Gwen Arnold and Le Anh Nguyen Long

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

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

"Big Tigers, Big Data": Learning Social Reactions to China’s Anticorruption Campaign through Online Feedback
Jiangnan Zhu, Huang Huang and Dong Zhang

Stephen E. Condrey and Tonya Neaves, Associate Editors

The Rise of Public–Private Partnerships in China: An Effective Financing Approach for Infrastructure Investment?
Jie Tan and Jerry Zhirong Zhao


Introduction to PAR Symposium: Understanding and Reducing Public Corruption
Yahong Zhang, David Jancsics and Adam Graycar

Corruption as Resource Transfer: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis
David Jancsics

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

How Do Intrinsic Motivations, Work-Related Opportunities, and Well-Being Shape Bureaucratic Corruptibility?
Yahong Zhang, Ming-feng Kuo, Jinyun Guo and Chun-yuan Wang

Setting a Good Example? The Effect of Leader and Peer Behavior on Corruption among Indonesian Senior Civil Servants
Mala Sondang Silitonga, Marijtje van Duijn, Liesbet Heyse and Rafael Wittek

Neo-patrimonialism and Corruption: Evidence from 8,436 Firms in 17 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
Eduardo Araral, Anton Pak, Riccardo Pelizzo and Xun Wu

Ethics by Design: The Impact of Form of Government on Municipal Corruption
Kimberly L. Nelson and Whitney B. Afonso

E-Participation Opportunities and the Ambiguous Role of Corruption: A Model of Municipal Responsiveness to Sociopolitical Factors
Alex Ingrams and Hindy Lauer Schachter

Galia Cohen, Editor

Governing Under Stress: The Implementation of Obama’s Economic Stimulus Program
edited by Timothy J. Conlan, Paul L. Posner, and Pricilla M. Regan (2017)
Reviewed by Tonya T. Neaves and Katherine M. Simon

Empowering the Public-Private Partnership: The Future of America’s Local Government by George V. Voinovich (2017)
Reviewed by Sharon Paynter

When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency
by Bernardo Zacka (2017)
Reviewed by Robert Agranoff

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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:

Want Better Mission Accomplishment? Embrace Telecommuting!
By Patrick Malone

Gaining Access: Federal Technology Initiatives to Transform the Way Local Leaders Operate
By Sean Ziller

The Estimated Impact of the Cap on SALT Deductions in Illinois
By Yonghong Wu

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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.

Program Officer - Research – Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO

Senior Lecturer, Full-Time (Public Policy and Governance) – Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Assistant Professor - Public Policy – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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.