Information Governance: Information Assets

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Information Governance: Information Assets

Posted on August 4th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When I started this series, I explained that the focus of an Information Governance program can be broken down into four basic components:

​What are your information assets?
Where are they located?
When can you dispose of them?
Who manages them and has access to them?

I call these The Four W’s. While they are simple to explain, they can … Read More »

City Branding: Does Your Welcome Wagon Have a Flat Tire?

Posted on August 4th, by Brian Sooy in About the Public Sector. No Comments

How does your city welcome new business? Does your welcome wagon have a flat tire?

When I think of a community’s “brand,” I do not think of the taglines or marketing slogans that mayors and economic development directors mention in speeches or marketing materials.

I think of the stories I’ve heard from other business leaders and the … Read More »

How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Posted on July 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and advancing public policy initiatives.

A Valuable Organization

Allen L. Ellison co-founded and launched The Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. with Dr. Thomas Douglas in 2014. The … Read More »

The Shale Boom and You

Posted on July 9th, by Brigham A. McCown in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The energy renaissance is a common label awarded to the nation’s recent increased productivity of shale oil and gas. The costs and benefits of this upturn pose numerous implications, which affect not only the energy industry, but consequently local government, economic development, and the labor market.

Let’s Talk Energy

The most obvious implications of the nation’s shale … Read More »

Tea, Tax and a Revolution

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

We recently celebrated the 4th of July and I couldn’t help but think back to my years in local government where I learned Americans disliked paying taxes – any kind of taxes – Federal, State and Local – but especially local property taxes and that so many candidates who ran for local office proclaimed – … Read More »

Life as a State Social Work Contractor

Posted on July 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector, Trends. No Comments

State agencies of every order use their power and budgets to contract others to do their work. These budgets shrink considerably when they are used for services like behavioral healthcare for children. In the case of adult services, the struggle as a state contractor is even greater.

Laura (name changed for privacy), a veteran social worker, … Read More »

Being Radical in a Leadership Role

Posted on July 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

Like many others, I have read and appreciated the insights of Steve Farber’s The Radical LEAP, and seen in many instances the various ways in which love, energy, audacity and power have been key ingredients in the advancing successes of our organizations.  And like many others, recent team successes in my own organization caused me to exercise a process I have … Read More »

God Bless America!

Posted on July 9th, by Liam Ryan in About the Public Sector. No Comments

America, to the outsider, can be many different things. A Superpower, the Land of Hope and Glory, the most advanced nation on earth, the capital of the world for, among other things, film and entertainment, space exploration, global business and information technology.

The country that through names like Coca Cola, Google, McDonalds, Hollywood and Elvis Presley … Read More »

Information Governance Insights: It’s All About the Metrics

Posted on June 14th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Organizations run on metrics. In the previous article we discussed measuring your Information Governance program against the ARMA International Generally Accepted Records Keeping Principles® using their NextLevel™ assessment tool. This gives you a baseline score of where you are using the industry accepted standard maturity model. While that is an important metric to have, it … Read More »

Government Careers in Agriculture & Natural Resources

Posted on June 13th, by Jack Payne in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It’s hard to imagine that there are many other fields where the employment outlook so favors the job seeker: There will be nearly 58,000 agriculture-related job openings annually over the next five years, according to a Purdue University report released in May.

But there will be a projected annual average of only 35,400 graduates with expertise … Read More »