The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.
A new analysis of 25,000 careers in state legislatures suggests women are being pigeonholed into “women’s issues,” and passed over for key roles in favor of their male counterparts.
The era of gouged school finances and interstate “teacher poaching” continues.
The winning initiatives leverage high-speed internet along with everything from virtual reality to GIS to better local education and workforce opportunities.
There’s been massive turnover in the tech department that serves a heavily-visited Florida locality few tourists have ever heard of.
Performance management practices in business are undergoing a sea change to address essentially the same problems.
An ambitious, $50 billion, 10-year building program in California includes an unusual provision: a $25 million investment to get more women into pre-apprenticeships.
It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.
For some organizations, investing in air filters might improve the productivity of indoor workers enough to pay for the devices and add to the bottom line.
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The governor has offered a pay raise but leaves many of the fundamental issues unaddressed.
Work conditions at the territory’s Department of Justice haven’t been the same since Hurricane Maria, to the detriment of morale and legal proceedings.
Prolonged hiring times, bureaucratic and hierarchical management models also make it harder to attract workers, especially people 35 and under, who increasingly want to work for innovative and agile organizations.
Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.
Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.
Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.
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