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Affordable Housing Is Never the Only Problem – Or the Only Solution

Next City

Poverty doesn’t cause social breakdown, nor is social breakdown confined to areas with high levels of poverty, Seth Kaplan writes in “Fragile Neighborhoods.

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West Virginia’s top election official on trust, social media and secure elections

GCN

Ahead of what promises to be a hectic election season, Secretary of State Mac Warner spent part of his last National Association of Secretaries of State Winter Conference touching on conspiracy theories, among other topics.

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The potential benefits of AI for healthcare in Canada

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Integrating AI into Canadian healthcare could help simplify administrative work; improve system management, care quality, and patient and staff experience; and boost affordability via lower spending.

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In an era of divisiness, some politicians are trying to change the tone

GCN

At an event last week hosted by the National Governors Association, Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Sonia Sotomayor spoke about how they have learned to disagree agreeably.

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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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Need to Improve CX? Low-code Automated Testing Can Help

GovLoop

Government agencies have a lot riding on improving their constituents’ customer experience (CX), and they understand the consequences. That’s why the White House made CX a federal priority starting with an Executive Order issued in 2021, which recognized that every public interaction with government is an opportunity to build or lose trust, and why state CIOs have ranked CX a top priority every year since then.

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How governments handle data matters for inclusion

GCN

Algorithms and artificial intelligence can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public services. But if underlying data is not handled thoughtfully, it can mirror and perpetuate existing inequalities.

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More places install drop-off boxes for surrendered babies. Critics say they’re a gimmick.

GCN

States began passing so-called safe haven laws more than two decades ago. But critics argue that however well-intended, baby boxes don't address the real problems facing parents and newborns.

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Digital Collaboration Tools Power Federal Employee Productivity

FedTech Magazine

For many government agencies, videoconferencing is nothing new. The U.S. District Court of Oregon, for instance, has used video tools for about 15 years to enable remote presentation of evidence and testimony. In the past, these were expensive, purpose-built solutions that required significant support from IT departments. But over several years — particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of remote work — agencies have increasingly adopted user-friendly solutions that keep th

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Vending machines expand scope, impact of public health initiatives

GCN

The self-serve kiosks distribute health and hygiene products for free, which experts say improves accessibility to essential services and helps an increasingly pinched public health workforce.

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Library Marketer Shares Her Ingenious Trick for Making Sure Her Community Sees Her Social Media Posts

Super Library Marketing

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Becky Denes grew up on the shores of Lake Erie and spent her formative years in the main branch of the Lorain Public Library System. She recalls hunting for new books, playing Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on the PCs, researching local legends, and scrolling through microfilm for fun.

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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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New AWS survey reinforces need to accelerate AI fluency in healthcare

AWS Public Sector Blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) is talked about as a must-have for organizations of all sizes to improve efficiency and experience. However, not all industries feel equipped to effectively put AI to use. The healthcare industry has been slower in adopting AI compared to other sectors, for some good reasons—like the complicated nature of health data and the importance of privacy and security.

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Review: The ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Passes the Remote Work Stress Test

State Tech Magazine

Notebooks are the centerpiece of many state and local government employees’ worlds, especially in the era of digital work, and this key piece of gear must be lightweight and fast. The new ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 is a sleek system that includes a powerful processor and features that surpass those of many desktop computers. The Zenbook’s solid-state drive has no moving parts, hardening it against bumps while on the road and keeping stored data safe.

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WHY MANY STATE AND CITY RANKINGS DEFY REALITY

Barrett & Greene

Back some years ago, when we first started to evaluate management capacity in states, counties, and cities for the now defunct Financial World magazine we were forced by the editors and publisher to rank the entities we were evaluating from best to worst. We hated that for many reasons. As far as we could see the difference between number 29 and number 30 wasn’t even marginally significant and yet these comparisons were often picked up by the local press.

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Chapter 2. Perspectives on Policy and Policymaking

Paul Cairney

This post introduces chapter 2 of Politics and Policy Making in the UK by Paul Cairney and Sean Kippin. Chapter 2 outlines the structure for UK policy case study analysis, comparing three perspectives: policy analysis, policy studies, and critical policy analysis.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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News from the Global Infrastructure Initiative: February 2024

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Welcome to this edition of Voices on Infrastructure by the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII).

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Preface: how to analyse UK policymaking

Paul Cairney

This post summarises the Preface of Politics and Policy Making in the UK by Paul Cairney and Sean Kippin. UK politics always seems to be changing, with UK government ministers lurching from crisis to crisis.

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Targeting an untapped fintech market worth trillions: A conversation with Arta Finance’s Caesar Sengupta

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The CEO of a cutting-edge fintech explain how his start-up offers investment services once reserved for the ultrawealthy to successful professionals.

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Chapter 1 Introducing UK Politics and Policymaking

Paul Cairney

This post introduces chapter 1 of Politics and Policy Making in the UK by Paul Cairney and Sean Kippin. It might seem like there is never a good time to read a book on contemporary policymaking in the UK.

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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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Kickstart Your Career: Government Internship Guide

Careers in Government

Are you a student or recent graduate looking to kickstart your career with an internship? Have you considered exploring government internships? Not only do they offer a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn about how the government functions, but they can also lead to exciting job opportunities within the public sector. KEY TAKEAWAY […] The post Kickstart Your Career: Government Internship Guide appeared first on Careers in Government.

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Introduction: February 2024

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The energy transition continues apace. Meeting increasingly bold climate targets requires reducing capital expenditures while accelerating project timelines.

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Kickstart Your Career: Government Internship Guide

Careers in Government

Are you a student or recent graduate looking to kickstart your career with an internship? Have you considered exploring government internships? Not only do they offer a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn about how the government functions, but they can also lead to exciting job opportunities within the public sector.

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How We Use ClickUp and Reclaim.AI to Work Faster & Better than Ever!

Grant Writing Made Easy

I am an anxious, ADHD business owner with staff who depend on me, grant writing clients who depend on my business, and thousands of students in multiple courses that I develop, market, and teach. Despite always having a team project management system (Trello, then Asana, then ClickUp), I have always struggled, and I mean struggled, with project and time management.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera