April 25, 2018

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In This Issue:

Public Service Recognition Week is Two Weeks Away!

The 2018 Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 6-12, is less than two weeks away and ASPA is excited to say that we know of at least 11 Chapters that will be celebrating with awards ceremonies, service days and more.

Organized by the Public Employees Roundtable, this annual event is a great opportunity to tout the important work public administrators and other public servants perform. No matter how you celebrate public service, make sure you keep ASPA informed about your event or celebration so we can include you on our website and in our coverage of this year's Week.

Just some of the Chapter events taking place include:

This year, ASPA is also offering a special opportunity for any Chapters giving out awards to public officials in their area: Tell us you are doing so before your event takes place and we will offer your honoree a complimentary ASPA membership, in honor of their service to their community.

If you are in the D.C. area, there are also several events taking place this May, including a 5K (which you can do virtually!), a Washington Nationals baseball game and a Public Service Town Hall, sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service and the Volcker Alliance. Check out the PSRW website for details and add any of these events to your calendar! You can also follow this year's activities on Twitter through #PSRW and post your own tributes using that hashtag.

Contact ASPA chief of communications Karen Garrett with event information or questions.

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Protecting Your Privacy

As you may be able to tell from the news headlines in recent weeks, data privacy is on everyone's mind right now, including ASPA's. As is the case with most organizations, we collect and store our constituents' data so as to best provide you with your valued services and benefits.

When we hold on to login details, email addresses and names, it helps you log in to our website to access valuable information; when we collect your email preferences it enables us to filter our communications so you only receive messages about programs of interest to you. When we ask you to provide your name and contact information at the end of surveys it enables us to reach out to you for more information so we can serve you as best as possible. In short: We need to know who you are so we can provide the services and benefits we promise you!

Hand in hand with knowing who you are comes a serious responsibility to not share that data without your permission. From the day you first contact us until the day you tell us you do not want to hear from us any longer, we hold your data and use it to ensure you receive the services you request. No more, no less.

It is important that all ASPA members, friends and colleagues know and understand our policy, as well as your rights to limit or remove your data if you wish, at any time. We will be posting our privacy policy to our website shortly; please read it carefully and reach out to us with any questions. It is our responsibility to care for your data; it is your responsibility to know your rights about what you wish to share.

Data privacy rules are about to take effect in the European Union (EU) that will impact how we all know and relate to each other as consumers of information. Those rules require all organizations to interact with people in the EU differently, but ASPA extends the same courtesies to our colleagues around the world, protecting your privacy no matter where you live.

Please contact us with any questions you might have.

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Webinars, BookTalks and Student Series on the Horizon

ASPA's professional development webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per webinar and free to ASPA members, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Visit our website to stay informed about all upcoming webinars, BookTalks and Student Series.

BookTalk: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Financial Stability in Nonprofit Organizations
May 3 | 1 p.m.
Carolyn Mattocks, "I Can Do Anything"

Using case studies, this book explores social entrepreneurship, social enterprises and financial stability.

Public Policy Mediation
May 17 | 1 p.m.
Mark Rubin, Commonwealth of Virginia
Grant Rissler, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sponsored by the Central Virginia Chapter, this webinar will introduce participants to the craft of public policy mediation, where a mediator facilitates a negotiation between a broad range of stakeholders on an issue, creating a space where more creative solution-finding is possible than in traditional legislative and administrative contexts.

The Powers of Open Innovation
May 24 | 1 p.m.
Adam Miles, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Sponsored by ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance, this webinar will look at different open innovation strategies—like crowd-sourcing, prize competitions and open data—to help attendees understand how government agencies are using them to engage citizens and external stakeholders.

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Focus on Membership: Connect Us with Your Leaders

Does ASPA have your Chapter or Section's current list of leaders? If you are in your Chapter's leadership and have not received messages from us about your group's activity recently, it may be because we do not have a recent leadership list. Take time now to send us your current executive committee roster so we can make sure we are sharing information with you in a timely fashion.

Why does this matter? First and foremost, we need to know to whom we should be sending your group's rebates, but also because ASPA regularly communicates with our Chapters and Sections about ongoing programming, offering assistance and working to support your efforts. We cannot help you if we do not know who to contact.

Help us help you, as the phrase goes. Send us your current leadership roster, or fill out our online form so that we can ensure our data is accurate—and you can continue to receive the services and support you need!

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ASPA Financial Forms Due Next Week

Calling all Chapter and Section leaders: ASPA's national office needs your financial reports for FY2017 right away.

Why is this important? For two reasons:

  1. So we can file your IRS paperwork properly!
    All IRS forms are due by May 15 and we cannot file on your behalf (and help you retain your tax-exempt status) without this data.
  2. So you can collect your rebates!
    We cannot provide you with your rebates until we have your financial report in hand.

You can find the forms online (Chapter form here, Section form here); if you need a PDF copy or an XLS spreadsheet to fill out, let us know and we will be happy to send you one.

All forms must be filed by April 30 or you will risk losing your standing as an ASPA Chapter or Section.

Questions? Need a copy of last year's report so you can fill out this year's report? Contact us and we will be happy to help you!

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Annual Conference Photos Posted

ASPA's 2018 Annual Conference was only a month ago and already it is fading from our memories as daily to-do lists, upcoming events and future plans take priority in our minds. Fortunately, the ASPA photo feed on Flickr can help!

Visit the feed and check out the various events that took place at the conference. If you see a photo you like and want a copy, contact us and we will send it to you!

More conference resources will continue to be posted in the coming weeks; we will alert you as soon as they are available.

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Upcoming PA TIMES Magazine Summer Edition: Women in Public Administration

ASPA is finalizing its summer edition of PA TIMES magazine, which will focus on women in public administration. There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved!

  • Member news is also welcome and appreciated! Promotions, leadership announcements, retirements, tenure details and more also can be sent to [email protected] for inclusion. Announcements must be received by May 3.
  • Advertising slots are available now! If you would like to advertise in this edition, contact us for rates and deadlines. Advertisements must be reserved by May 1.

Questions? Need more information? Contact us!

Hiring announcements and other news for the Recruiter section are treated as advertisements and will be sold as such. Contact ASPA's advertising partner, Fox Associates, for details.

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Welcome New ASPA Members!
Click here to view the most recent new ASPA members!


2018 Transatlantic Dialogue—Call for Papers Expires April 30

The 2018 Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD 14) will be held at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, June 6-8, 2018. The theme of this year's conference, jointly organized by EGPA and ASPA, is, "The Disciplines and the Study of Public Administration—Transatlantic Perspectives." TAD 14 will bring together a diverse group of scholars who draw on different theoretical and methodological perspectives to share their latest research and discuss challenges confronting governance and democratic society on both sides of the Atlantic. This conference aims to study in depth the contribution that the many disciplines that constitute public administration (PA) as an inter-disciplinary endeavor can contribute to the advancement of PA theory and practice, and explore the commonalities as well as differences between Europe and the United States in the ways in which the various disciplines are employed in the study of PA. The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 30, 2018. Click here for more information.

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ABFM 2018 Research Conference Proposals Due May 1

The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management invites you to submit a paper or panel proposal for its annual research conference. This year's conference will be held Oct. 4-6 in Denver. Though papers have traditionally focused on U.S. state and local government budgeting and financial management, organizers welcome papers on federal budgeting, as well as papers with an international or comparative perspective. Please submit all paper and panel proposals by May 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Network Leadership Training Academy Accepting Registrations

Building cross-sector partnerships between organizations and communities to address complex social problems is both a valuable and challenging experience. While many people are eager to implement these types of partnerships, there are few venues for developing the skills needed to be successful. To address this gap, we invite you to join the 6th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA), May 16-18. Hosted by the Center on Network Science at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs, this three-day interactive workshop will develop skills that reflect the adaptive and innovative needs of managing and being a member of a diverse group of stakeholders. Event registration will close May 4. Be sure to register early; space is limited and this event usually sells out. Email [email protected] with any questions and click here for more information.

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SAAPAM 17th Annual Conference May 8-11

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration within the faculty of economic and management sciences at North West University, will be hosting its 17th Annual Conference at Mmabatho Palms in the North-West Province, May 8-11, 2018 under the theme, "Building State Capacity for Democracy's Developmental Mandate." The four-day conference will provide a platform for international and local academics, students and practitioners to share innovative ideas on democracy and state capacity. Click here for more information.

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2018 SECoPA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The 2018 Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) will take place Sept. 20-23, 2018 in Birmingham, AL. The website is live and submissions are being accepted. All proposals are due May 15, 2018. Click here for more information.

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IJPA Issues Call for Papers for Special Issue on Migration

International Journal of Public Administration (IJPA), published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge), is a blind-refereed, scholarly publication that presents a forum for academicians and practitioners in organization theory and behavior, management and public and nonprofit administration. IJPA is preparing a special issue symposium on migration (broadly defined) that will be published in early- to mid-summer 2019. Interested scholars and practitioners working on that topic are cordially invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words before May 15, 2018. All manuscripts will go through rigorous blind-review process via multiple reviewers. Fully completed manuscripts of accepted abstracts will be due Oct. 1, 2018. Papers should not exceed 30 pages (double spaced/7,000 words), inclusive of all tables, figures and charts. APA style with third person writing is required; guidelines are on the IJPA website. All abstracts and manuscripts should be submitted to Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor, the guest editor of the symposium, at [email protected]. Garcia-Zamor is a professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Florida International University.

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2018 Teaching Public Administration Call for Proposals

The 2018 Teaching Public Administration Conference will take place this Sept. 10-12, in conjunction with the UK Joint University Council's Public Administration Committee (PAC) Annual Conference in North Umbria, UK. Preliminary details are posted online, including the call for proposals. All proposals are due May 30, 2018. Click here for more information.

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The Future of Public Service Symposium in One Month

Suffolk University, with ASPA, is hosting a symposium this May, "The Future of Public Service: Advancing the Civil Society through Partnership Government." Taking place May 31, this dialogue will explore the next frontier of public service: partnership government. It will focus on a broad vision of public service grounded in the principles of the civil society, the common good, service to others and social equity, exploring the need for public service organizations and other actors to recognize and embrace the interdependence that is necessary to succeed as partners in an era of fundamental challenges to the role of government itself. Click here for more information.

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2018 Midwest Public Affairs Conference in Six Weeks

The 2018 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) will take place June 7-8, 2018 at University of Illinois—Chicago. The conference theme this year is "Adapting Public Service to an Age of Technological Change."" MPAC promotes quality research and also provides a mechanism for socialization in the field. There will be content and programming related specifically to our theme (particularly in civic technology), as well as general public affairs topics. Click here for more information.

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2018 Sino-U.S. International Conference This June

The ninth Sino-U.S. International Conference on Public Administration will take place June 15-17 in Beijing. Hosted by Suffolk University, Institute of Public Service; Rutgers University—Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration; ASPA; and the Chinese Public Administration Society, the theme for this year's conference will be: "Implementing Public Policy Toward Good Governance." This conference focuses on public policy creation and implementation toward good governance around the world. Click here for more information.

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Call for Proposals: Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development

Taking place June 21-29 at the University of Botswana, Africa, the 2018 Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development (CIMPAD) is now accepting registrations. The conference will feature six conference tracks: policymaking governance and public administration; health and wellness in the global environment; tertiary education, research and technology; youth gender and cultural empowerment; immigration, productivity and skill development; and justice, social equity and civil society. Click here for more information.

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2018 IIAS Congress: June 25-29

The 2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), taking place June 25-29, 2018 in close collaboration with the Presidency of the Tunisian Government and ENA Tunis (National School of Administration), will focus on the theme of administrative resilience. Resilience refers to the capacity of public administration to provide appropriate responses to shocks, risks and disasters of any kinds.Click here for more information.

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Biden Challenge at University of Delaware Scheduled for September

This fall, the University of Delaware is hosting the Biden Challenge: How to Revitalize the Middle Class. Participants will engage in panels and idea exchanges at the university on the future of employment and education, the role of innovation, budget priorities and infrastructure investments. The Challenge will take place on Sept. 28, 2018; proposals may be submitted to [email protected].

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Welcome New Members!
Click here to view this month's list of new ASPA members!

PAR Update

PAR Volume 78(3) is now available online.

Check out our virtual issue of highly cited pieces, and don’t miss the latest research now available on Early View!

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Public Integrity Update

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Public Integrity

Free Ethics Videos for Your Classroom

Public Integrity has established a YouTube channel with 24 original videos for free use in the classroom, workshops and professional viewing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6aGPb_X_v1fWEgSWUxayQ.

Playlists include integrity, ethical decisionmaking, organizational ethics, ethics and integrity research and corruption. If you have published an article and would like to contribute a video that is in line with the Journal's mission, please submit your idea for consideration to [email protected]. You can find our Journal information at: http://www.tandfonline.com/MPIN

Personal Integrity—Patrick Dobel
LGBT Homeless Youth in America—Richard Greggory Johnson, III
Design Approach to Administrative Ethics—Terry L. Cooper
How Do Ethical Principles Develop?—Richard M. Jacobs
Philosophical Frameworks for Ethics—Carole Jurkiewicz
Ethics and Emergency Management—Brian Gerber
How Are Ethical Decisions Made?—Richard M. Jacobs
Organized Crime and Ethics: Undermining Crime—Emile Kolthoff
Ethical Decisionmaking—Rob Bittick
Integrity: What It Is and Why It Is So Important—Leo Huberts
Why Do Codes of Ethics Matter—James Svara
Discretionary Judgement and Ethics— Raymond W. Cox, III
Ethical Competence—Donald C. Menzel
Ethics and Lying—Carole L. Jurkiewicz
Intellectual Shamans—Sandra Waddock
Spiritual Maturity as a Precondition for Ethical Decision Making— Andre L. Delbecq
Lawfulness & Ethics in Administrative Action—Anna Simonati
Research on Corruption—Krishna Tummala
How Can You Interact with Others to Promote Ethical Practices—James Svara
Judging the Ethical Behavior of Public Employees—Manfred F. Meine
What is an Ethical Dilemma?—Richard M. Jacobs
Ethical Leadership Amidst Crisis in the British National Service—Sharon Mastracci
What is Ethics?—Richard M. Jacobs
Ethics Compliance Officer’s Duties and Challenges—Maryse Tremblay

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New on PA TIMES Online

Every Monday and Friday, ASPA publishes a curated collection of original content that covers public service, management and international affairs.

This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on workforce management in government and the nonprofit sectors. Send your contributions to us now! The deadline is rolling; contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Celebrity Privilege is Not Celebrity Immunity
By Ygnacio "Nash" Flores, Tracy Rickman and Don Mason

My Vision of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
By Bob Brescia

Update on Water for Toledo
By David Davis

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Find your next career opportunity at publicservicecareers.org. This online job board is the perfect resource for making a career change or landing your first job in the public service. It lists dozens of positions in academia, government and the nonprofit sector. Below are just a few current listings.

Senior Budget and Fiscal Analyst – Office of Legislative Services – Trenton, NJ

County Manager – Ramsey County, MN

Assistant Teaching Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs – Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY

American Society for Public Administration
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.