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Government Funded Resources for Your Education

Posted on June 13th, by Sarah Landrum in About the Public Sector. No Comments

If a career in local government is your target, acquiring the necessary education is essential. The biggest obstacle? It can be summed up in one word: money.

Yes, money may seem hard to come by, especially considering the rise in tuition and fees for colleges and universities within the U.S.

According to CollegeBoard, the average private tuition … Read More »

Be Inspired: What Would You Do With 3 Months to live?

Posted on June 13th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. 1 Comment

13 years ago I was given 3 months to live. It appeared to be absolute. I had just been diagnosed with one of the worst cases of Head & Neck cancer ever seen. All of those who had gone before me were gone within 3 months.

I was just getting to grips with this predicament when … Read More »

Calling All Veterans: Your County Wants You!

Posted on June 13th, by Timothy Mathues in education/training. No Comments

San Diego County’s commitment to the local veterans community, one of the largest in the nation, continues to grow. Recognizing the opportunity to capture the talents and resources of this group, the County’s Human Resources Department launched the Veterans Outreach Program and has already seen results. 

“We are serious about hiring veterans,” said Tim Mathues, the … Read More »

Public Policy: Evaluating Climate Change into Risk Assessments

Posted on June 13th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Public-private partnerships are quickly garnering an increasing amount of attention for public policy requirements, including water/wastewater, energy, economic development, and transportation projects. P3s require an exceptional amount of planning, design, and the application of risk assessments, which expedite the process to mitigate and minimize risks. Climate change effects issues such as a rise in sea … Read More »

Recruiting Millennials in Local Government

Posted on May 9th, by Timothy Evans in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Gone are the days that local governments can attract top talent based only on the notion of job security.  Furthermore, local governments across the country have been forced to lay off staff, reduce benefits, and cut core services. Additionally, even as the market improves, most municipalities are cautiously “testing the financial water” before hiring for … Read More »

Leadership in Government

Posted on May 9th, by Allen Ellison in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

My fundamental philosophy is that if we are not willing to open our minds, listen with our hearts and seek understanding of some of the most crucial problems of our time, then we have failed as leaders.

Over the last few years, I have thought a lot about how leaders in government have been operating and … Read More »

Public Policy: Economic Growth & Development

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are numerous forces that function together to enhance economic growth and development. The role of public policy has been one of those forces that can have either a positive or negative impact.

Examples of additional influences are deficits, educational investments, human capital investments, infrastructure investments, and technology and growth of knowledge. It is also critical … Read More »

Is The Media Too Hostile Towards Politicians?

Posted on May 9th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In the UK, such publications as The Sun take the cynical position as a default yet the more useful and human response is a neutral one. John Lloyd, in his book What The Media Are Doing To Our Politics, argues the out-of-control media is considerably damaging to the political process – he illustrates how the … Read More »

Is Tallahassee Guilty of Economic Segregation?

Posted on May 9th, by Dana Terry in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Disclaimer: The following piece only reflects my opinions and analysis as a resident who was born and raised in the City of Tallahassee. My hope is that my research sparks a positive discourse on how funding could be better allocated for easing our proposed economic segregation issue.

According to a report[i] by Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute … Read More »

Government Trivia and Facts

Posted on May 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Most people, in the United States, have an opinion about our government – whether it be the Federal Government, their State Government or their local government. After serving 30 plus years in government I know opinions about government change: they change from year to year, month to month and even day to day based on … Read More »