November 21, 2017

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Cast Your Ballot Today

Voting in ASPA's 2017 election is open and you have less than two weeks to cast your ballot. Now through midnight on Dec. 1, you have the opportunity to vote for the individuals you believe should serve in ASPA's leadership.

Click here to learn more about the candidates running for office.

This year, members are asked to vote on a package of bylaws amendments recommended by the ASPA Governance Task Force and approved by the National Council.

You can find more information about the bylaws amendments and supporting documentation on our website, including a Q-and-A ASPA staff conducted with Task Force chair Judy England-Joseph, online here.

Your ballot is secure and will be cast anonymously. Paper ballots have been mailed; if you need one sent to you, please contact us right away.

You will need your ASPA login information to access your ballot. Please contact ASPA's membership department at [email protected] or at 202-585-4310 for assistance.

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ASPA Annual Conference Plans Shaping Up!

ASPA's 2018 Annual Conference, March 9-13 in Denver, is less than four months away and plans are taking shape! Focusing on our theme, "Mission Focused and Service First: Creating Innovative Solutions," this conference will look deeply at the hands-on innovation happening throughout the discipline, through both the practitioner and scholar lens.

Keep your eyes on your inbox in the coming weeks as we prepare to announce plenary speakers you'll hear while in Denver! In the meantime, we are pleased to announce Presidential Panels are being finalized as we plan for a variety of panels looking at topics critical to the discipline. Just a few include:

  • Military Through the Public Administration Lens
  • Paul Posner: He Gave Us So Much
  • Smart Cities: A Comparative Perspective
  • Inclusion in Public Spaces
  • Ally Training

We are also pleased to announce our proposal notifications continue to be sent out, inviting more than 900 individuals to serve as presenters, moderators, speakers and co-authors throughout this five-day event. (If you haven't gotten a letter yet, please be patient; it takes quite a while to send out 900 notifications!)

We will be sending out more updates next week, so keep watch on your inbox and make plans now to join us in Denver!

Follow #ASPA2018 on Twitter and keep a watch on our website for conference announcements as they happen!

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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 in the loop about all upcoming webinars, BookTalks and Student Series.

BookTalk: Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change: A Social Marketing Approach
Nov. 29 | 1 p.m. ET
Nancy Lee, University of Washington

Social marketing is a discipline unfamiliar to many policymakers, often confused with the more frequently applied and studied fields of social media, behavioral economics or social change. It is a growing field and methodology, however, that has been successfully applied to improve public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, engage communities and improve financial well-being. Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change is designed to demonstrate the ways in which social marketing can be an effective and efficient tool to change citizens' behavior and how to advocate for and support its appropriate application.

BookTalk: Executive Risk Mindfulness(tm): Preparing Our Students for Future Leadership Success in Public Service
Dec. 6 | 1 p.m. ET
Karen Hardy, Best Selling and Award Winning Author/Practitioner

This webinar will provide an overview of why enterprise risk management is important for today's leaders and even more so for future leaders. Led by one of today's leading experts, this event will focus on the contents of Karen Hardy's book and why it is imperative for MPA students as future leaders to absorb this knowledge to help prepare them for success.

The True Size of Government
Dec. 7 | 1 p.m. ET
Paul Light, New York University—Wagner School

Is today's government workforce too big? Too small? Are there enough people for the mission? How can we tell when we don't have a good look at the make-up of the federal workforce? This webinar will explore this topic in depth with one of today's leading experts!

Student Webinar: Communicating Effectively
Dec. 14 | 1 p.m. ET
Fernando Figueredo, Florida International University
Andrea Headley, Moderator, ASPA Student Representative and Florida International University

Communications skills are in long demand and short supply—and are essential for your future career, whether you choose an academic or practitioner path. Join us for this discussion about effective communications and learn more about how invaluable these skills can be.

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Focus on Membership: Help ASPA Grow!

Do you love ASPA and the benefits that come with membership? We hope so. That's why this holiday season, we want ASPA to be the gift that keeps on giving!

From now through the end of December, members who recruit new members will receive a $10 credit on their membership, good toward your next year's dues—and your recruit will receive a $10 credit toward their renewal next year.

There's plenty of fine print associated with this offer, so if you're interested in taking advantage of it, please contact us for more information. Note that this offer only applies to members joining ASPA between today and December 31, 2017, so you should act now! (If you work for a government organization that needs more time to process paperwork, we can work with you! Let us know about your constraints and we'll see how we can help you use this offer.)

Let your friends, family, colleagues or students get their new year started on the right foot with a year of ASPA membership. Click here to join now!

If you receive the Bridge and are not currently an ASPA member, let us know if you're interested in becoming one!

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Memos to State and Local Leaders Resources Release Continues

ASPA has released its most recent installment of its Memos to State and Local Leaders series! November's release was written by the Suncoast Chapter and looked at edge county syndrome. If you haven't accessed this resource yet, make sure you take a look!

The Memos to State and Local Leaders Series was initiated in 2016 when ASPA Chapters across the United States were invited to develop topical papers on critical policy and management issues that our states and localities face, along with recommendations to address—and even overcome—them. More than a dozen Chapters answered the call.

At this time, ASPA has released three memos (produced by ASPA's Central Pennsylvania Chapter and the Suncoast Chapter), with more anticipated in the coming weeks. Take time to read through those already published and make the most of this valuable information.

We look forward to using this series to engage in an ongoing dialogue, building on the memos and applying locally based challenges and promising practices to a broader scale.

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Calling All Authors!

ASPA is seeking fresh voices for PA TIMES in 2018. Authors for both the magazine and the online version are under consideration at this time. Consider now whether you would be interested in contributing original content to either of these publications.

We are looking for columnists who can speak to a range of subjects throughout the year including:

  • Public administration education
  • Gender studies
  • Health care
  • Social equity
  • Budgets
  • Performance management
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • The government workforce
  • Demographic shifts
  • Comparative public administration
  • International issues

Authors can sign up for a variety of rotations, focusing columns on our themes throughout the year or topics of your choice. The 2018 editorial calendar is now available on our website. Take a look and let us know if you are interested in having a voice within these discussions. Simply submit a columnist application and we will review your information and respond as soon as possible. First-time authors and students are welcome!

Applications must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2017. Contact us with any questions.

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GSU Lowers Fees for Government Finance Classes

The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University has lowered its fees for its remaining 2017-18 public finance courses:

  • 2-day classes are now $350—previously $665
  • 3-day classes are now $500—previously $985
  • 4-day classes are now $700—previously $1,315

CSLF took this action to ensure more government leaders—and aspiring leaders—have access to in-depth instruction and vital networking opportunities, as part of its executive education program. Upcoming winter courses include Debt Management (deadline Jan. 9) and Treasury and Investment Management (deadline Feb. 21). For details and registration information, visit

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Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Public Administration Research Conference

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida's (UCF) School of Public Administration will host its 12th annual Public Administration Research Conference (PARC), April 12-14, 2018 on the UCF campus in Orlando. Continuing to focus on important public administration issues, the 12th PARC will organize around the theme, "A Return to 'Governance in Dark Times'? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability." The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2017. Click here for more information.

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SENRA Student Paper Competition Ongoing

ASPA's Section on Environment and Natural Resource Administration (SENRA) invites students in graduate programs to submit their papers on any environmental topic for consideration in the Section's 2017 student paper competition. Faculty members can also nominate student paper(s) for submission. The best written paper will be awarded a prize of $200 and the author will receive a certificate of recognition from SENRA at ASPA's 2018 Annual Conference. The deadline for receiving papers is Dec. 31, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Call for Proposals: Public Finance and the New Economy

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University is seeking paper proposals for a conference, "Public Finance and the New Economy." The field of public finance is faced with challenges and opportunities arising from the new economy, sharing economy, data analytics and artificial intelligence. The Andrew Young School invites papers that examine how these changes affect the public sector, as well as how the public sector is adapting. All proposals are due Feb. 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: The Future of Public Service Symposium

Suffolk University in Boston has issued the following call for papers for a symposium sponsored with ASPA, "The Future of Public Service: Advancing the Civil Society through Partnership Government," to take place May 31, 2018. 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. Decisions will be made beginning Feb. 1, 2018 and proposals may be submitted and considered on a rolling basis thereafter. Click here for more information.

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COMPA Annual Conference This February

The Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) invites you to join them for their annual conference, Feb. 12-14, 2018 in Los Angeles. This year's theme is: "Inspiring Leadership During Challenging Times." The Call for Papers is out, including information about best paper awards, which will be given in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. All conference papers submitted will be reviewed for publication in a special symposium edition of either the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy or the Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. Click here for more information.

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Syracuse Announces 2017 E-PARCC Competition

E-PARCC is a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative" launched in 2007 by the Syracuse University Maxwell School's Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). E-PARCC provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development and collaborative problem solving around the world. This year, Syracuse is happy to announce the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development, a new competition for cases in Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development. All case studies and teaching simulations are due by March 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

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2018 IIAS Congress

IIAS has announced its 2018 Congress will be in Tunis, Tunisia, June 25-29, 2018. Focusing on a theme of administrative resilience, IIAS has released its Call for Papers and has launched its conference website at Click here for more information.

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

PAR Update

The latest articles from Public Administration Review are available in the Wiley Online Library.
Unlinked articles are not posted online yet. Check with PAR's Early View to see what's available in the days ahead.

Transition and Plotting a Course
Jeremy L. Hall & R. Paul Battaglio

Welcome PAR's New Editorial Team
R. Paul Battaglio & Jeremy L. Hall

Thank You and Welcome: Editorial Board Update
R. Paul Battaglion & Jeremy L. Hall


Decreasing Improper Payments in a Complex Federal Program
Robert A. Greer and Justin B. Bullock
Version of Record online: 9 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12809

Perceived Organizational Red Tape and Organizational Performance in Public Services
Christian Botcher Jacobsen and Mads Leth Jakobsen
Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12817

Accountability and Coalitions: Evidence from a Negotiation Experiment
Robin Bouwman, Sandra van Thiel, Ad van Deemen and Etienne Rouwette
Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12858

Does Perceived Societal Impact Moderate the Effect of Transformational Leadership on Value Congruence? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Ulrich Thy Jensen
Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12852

Managerial Ambivalence and Electronic Civic Engagement: The Role of Public Manager Beliefs and Perceived Needs
Fengxiu Zhang and Mary K. Feeney
Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12853

How Leadership and Public Service Motivation Enhance Innovative Behavior
Qing Miao, Alexander Newman, Gary Schwarz and Brian Cooper
Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12839

The Public Service Mutual: Theories of Motivational Advantage
Julian Le Grand and Jonathan Roberts
Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12819

Unfunded Mandates and Fiscal Structure: Empirical Evidence from a Synthetic Control Model
Justin M. Ross
Version of Record online: 1 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12867

Top Management Turnover: The Role of Governing Board Structures
Amanda Rutherford and Jon Lozano
Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12838

The Persistence of Prosocial Work Effort as a Function of Mission Match
William G. Resh, John D. Marvel and Bo Wen
Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12882

Organizational Response to Changing Demands: Predicting Behavior in Donor Networks
Khaldoun AbouAssi and Mary Tschirhart
Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12786

Commentary: Donor Networks and NGOs: A Strategic Response Model
Lamia Moubayed Bissat
Version of Record online: 7 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12870

Why Do Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations Offer Free Public Access?
Mirae Kim, Sheela Pandey and Sanjay K. Pandey
Version of Record online: 4 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/puar.12769

PAR's (and ASPA's) Contribution to Public Administration Internationally
Andrew Podger

Rocky Mountain Evidence: Using Data to Drive Colorado State Government
Ann Renaud Avila


Erica Kohl-Arenas. The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty (University of California Press 2015) 260 pp. $26.55 (paper), ISBN: 978-052028344
Kristi Andrasik, The Cleveland Foundation

Herrington J. Bryce, Nonprofits as Policy Solutions to the Burden of Government (Walter de DeGruyter, Inc., 2017) 273 pp. $39.99 (paper) ISBN: 978-1-5015-1473-9
Michelle Wooddell, Grand Valley State University

Trevor L. Brown, Matthew Potoski and David M. Van Slyke, Complex Contracting: Government Purchasing in the Wake of the US Coast Guard's Deepwater Program (Cambridge, 2013). 268 pp. $43.81 (Hardcover) ISBN: 978-1107038622
Eric Martin, Bucknell University

Abraham Unger, Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 206 pp. $129 (Hardcover) ISBN:9783319322933
Haris Alibasic, University of West Florida

Andrew Podger and John Wanna (Eds.). Sharpening The Sword Of State: Building Executive Capacities In The Public Services Of The Asia-Pacific (Acton, Australia: Australia National University Press, 2016). 529 pp. $45 (paper) ISBN: 978-1760460723
Evan Berman, Victoria University of Wellington

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Public Integrity Update

For the latest news on Public Integrity's articles and topics getting international attention, join the Journal's Twitter page:, or our other active sites at:

Public Integrity

Public Integrity has established a YouTube channel with 24 original videos for use in the classroom, workshops and professional viewing.

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 journal information at:

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 Decision Making: 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 and 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 Tuesday 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 evidence-based decisionmaking. Send your contributions to us now! The deadline is rolling; contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Publishing and Perishing as a Doctoral Student
By Brie Haupt

Nineteenth Amendment
By Emily Costa

The United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals and the Building of a Good Society
By Allan Rosenbaum
Also printed in the summer edition of PA TIMES magazine.

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Director Morrison Institute for Public Policy – Arizona State University – Phoenix, AZ

Economist – NYC Independent Budget Office – New York, NY

Associate or Full Professors (tenured): US Domestic Policy (2) – The University of Delaware – Newark, DE

American Society for Public Administration
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Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.