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One Solution to Car-Dependency: Have Non-Drivers Plan Our Transportation Systems

Next City

One-third of Americans don’t have a driver’s license. Anna Zivarts says it’s time for transportation planners to include them in decision-making.

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AI for social good: Improving lives and protecting the planet

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As AI advances from predictive to generative capabilities, its potential to address social issues defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals expands.

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After Supreme Court decision left wetlands unprotected, Colorado steps in

GCN

Lawmakers crafted new rules to protect and restore wetlands and streams left vulnerable following a decision by the high court that scaled back the types of places subject to the Clean Water Act.

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New tactics for new talent: Closing US semiconductor labor gaps

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

America’s impending semiconductor expansion depends on three labor pools that are currently under pressure. Without new action, large talent gaps will likely persist, despite current workforce development.

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A Guide For Everyone: Accessibility & Inclusivity Inspection Handbook

Dive into this comprehensive guide to inclusivity and accessibility! This handbook equips you with indispensable insights and practical strategies to ensure every space welcomes all. Whether you're an inspector, designer, or municipal employee, streamline compliance with regulations while fostering genuine inclusivity. From detailed checklists to case studies, we cover every aspect, empowering you to create environments that prioritize accessibility without compromising service.

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Medical residents are increasingly avoiding states with abortion restrictions

GCN

A new analysis shows that, for the second year in a row, students graduating from U.S. medical schools were less likely to apply this year for residency positions in states with abortion bans and other significant abortion restrictions.

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A Workforce Supporting Workforces: 3 Ways Phoenix is Centering Early Childhood

NLC (National League of Cities)

Phoenix, AZ, is a modern city making key investments in computer chip manufacturing and electric and autonomous vehicles. The city has ensured its workforce is ready to fill these high-tech jobs by focusing on another industry that may seem unrelated to the digital world: child care.

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Kareem Yusuf on building sustainability products for your customers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Kareem Yusuf, senior vice president of product management and growth at IBM, discusses the current landscape for sustainability products, the connection between sustainability and profitability, and how to empower customers to be more sustainable.

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Texas flooding brings new urgency to Houston home buyout program

GCN

The Houston area is the site of perhaps the country’s longest-running experiment in the adaptation policy known as “managed retreat.” But the past week’s flooding has demonstrated that even this nation-leading program hasn’t been able to keep pace with escalating disaster.

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How two telcos in Indonesia are bringing inclusivity to 17,500 islands

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Digital technologies can be used to create significant opportunities for economic and social growth in Indonesia—two telco leaders say how.

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Why is Grant Research So Important?

Grant Consulting Services, LLC

What do you do if your organization is considering applying for a particular grant and is not sure if the grant would be a good fit? One word: research. Research aims to discover knowledge that will provide the answers needed to move forward with a potential grant application. Researching potential grantmakers is an essential part of the grant development process.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Review: Hold Presentation Reservations with the AirServer Connect 2

FedTech Magazine

Even within dedicated conference rooms, setting up a connection between a laptop or smartphone and a large display often proves tricky. Joining via an agency’s wireless network is also trouble-some, requiring a strong signal and an uncongested network, especially when streaming high-resolution content. AirServer Connect 2 simplifies those challenges while also strengthening security.

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State Jobs 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Career Journey

Careers in Government

Discover essential tips and insights to launch your career in state jobs. Navigate the process with confidence and excel in government roles. The post State Jobs 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Career Journey appeared first on Careers in Government.

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Vision Zero initiatives on the decline: Cache County Utah shows another way

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, " Mayor Parker’s budget slashes funding for Vision Zero, a program designed to end traffic deaths ," that the mayor has cut funding for Vision Zero programs, which are designed to reduce traffic fatalities. Other cities have had mixed to negative results from similar initiatives. Past writings: -- " Revisiting Vision Zero in DC and NYC ," 2021 -- " A more radical approach to Vision Zero ," 2019 -- " A reminder about how the entitlement of automobility is embedd

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Where Data Makes a Difference, Pt. 2

GovLoop

In Part 1 , we told you about some of the ways government agencies are using data to make a difference. Here we share more ideas to inspire. Workforce Management Government struggles with recruitment and retention: Technical talent generally is hard to find, and industry employers lure qualified candidates with salaries and perks that agencies cannot afford.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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Opportunities to boost small company productivity: Research on micro, small, and midsize companies offers new ideas about how to close the productivity gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Accelerating productivity growth has always been the sure way to deliver long-term prosperity, and small businesses play a crucial role in driving it. But they struggle with productivity in comparison with large companies. Perhaps counterintuitively, the most effective way to tackle this issue is for micro, small, and medium enterprises to strengthen their networks with large companies, write Anu Madgavkar and Olivia White in Inc.

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Efficiency Soars as CalCareers/ECOS Takes Flight to the Cloud

California Department of Technology

May 10, 2024 – California has been making significant changes to its digital infrastructure to improve efficiency, accessibility, and security in government operations. A standout effort in this transformation is the migration of CalCareers/ECOS to the cloud, completed in a remarkably short time. This recent feat, achieved through collaboration between the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and the California Department of Technology’s (CDT) Stabilization Service program, marks a d

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A seven-point guide to getting the net zero transition on track

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Several key issues must be addressed to accelerate our efforts to reach net zero. This includes innovative energy solutions, driving down technology costs and developing new financing mechanisms, to name a few. Entirely new opportunities will also be created by the transition, write Mekala Krishnan and Humayun Tai in World Economic Forum.

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Partnership unveils the 2024 Service to America Medals® finalists

Partnership for Public Service

To kick off Public Service Recognition Week , the Partnership for Public Service announced the finalists for this year’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This distinguished list of 25 individual and team honorees was selected from a record-breaking pool of over 530 nominations and reflects the extraordinary efforts of federal employees across dozens of agencies and offices.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Re: Elevating Government Productivity: Microsoft 365 Copilot at the Forefront

Microsoft Public Sector

@Dan Narloch - it's been a few months since your last update. Is this timeline still accurate for GCC [Low / Moderate] customers? Any update would be great. thanks!

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Unlocking data governance for multiple accounts with Amazon DataZone

AWS Public Sector Blog

In this post, we discuss how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you successfully set up an Amazon DataZone domain, aggregate data from multiple sources into a single centralized environment, and perform analytics on that data. Additionally, this post provides a sample architecture as well as a walkthrough on how to set up that architecture. Ultimately, this post serves as a valuable resource if you’re seeking to optimize your data management processes and derive actionable insights to drive busi