As COVID-19 disrupts every area of our lives, we've developed a resource platform to provide relevant articles from Academy Fellows, resources from all levels of government, and on-the-ground perspectives from communities.
The Academy formed a series of Working Groups of its Fellows to address Grand Challenges in Public Administration. These Groups were charged with producing one or more papers to advise the Administration in 2021 (whether reelected or newly elected) on the key near-time actions that should be taken to begin addressing Grand Challenges.
Humans have an innate quest for meaning. Our jobs and our work are a principal means for fulfilling that need—they have both instrumental and intrinsic value. The laws, regulations, and administration of safety net, workforce, and related programs can hinder an individual’s ability to work, especially when individuals and households benefit from more than a program.
The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust and the Project Management Institute cosponsored an Academy white paper that explored the issues associated with agile government and recommended ways that the federal government can become more agile. New operating principles and practices—and a new leadership and management mindset—will be required for success. With a more flexible management approach, the federal government can be in a stronger position to tackle persistent problems and deal with crises.
Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand Challenge of each Month.
By G.Edward DeSeve, Coordinator National Academy of Public Administration Agile Government Center and Academy Fellow; Dan Chenok,