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rofessional and scholarly studies on organizations, both public and private. Research consistently demonstrates that workforce and managerial diversity positively contribute to the performance of organizations.
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Public administrators have a hard job. Those who mock government work as inefficient or useless do not appreciate the difficulty involved in making decisions for communities, states and the nation at large, particularly in unprecedented situations when information is scarce. The response to COVID-19 has showcased exactly how hard the job is -even if at...
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It is easy to take for granted the many services we depend on from public agencies and administrators. For many the major snowstorm my region experienced in January 2022, one that left many commuters stranded on interstate highways throughout the state of Kentucky, was a bitter reminder of how these services — or a disruption...
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Since my graduation from the master’s of public administration program at Eastern Kentucky University, I have enjoyed a successful career as a public administration professional. I consider earning my MPA degree an important component of my success. The MPA program helped me cultivate skills that have aided me in my current and previous jobs. The...
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Research skills help you become a better decision-maker. Knowledge of the research process and analytic methods will help you digest academic reports and critically evaluate the reliability of the research. The best way to become a prepared decision-maker is to develop research skills yourself.
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Receiving my master’s of public administration (MPA) degree from EKU completely changed my life. I started work with the City of Richmond, Kentucky shortly after earning my degree. I am confident that the education and training I received from EKU is the reason I was given the position. In fact, I was told as much...
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A local government budget is a financial plan that details the government’s revenues and expenditures for a defined period of time. Local government budgets have two primary components: operating budget and capital budget. A capital budget funds major improvements to municipal facilities and infrastructure such as city halls, police stations and fire houses. It is...
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One of the most enduring memories of my college experience occurred on my very first day of class in the fall semester of my freshman year in an ROTC class. As the students waited for the arrival of the instructor, we began to chat among ourselves. The chatter became so incessant that we barely noticed when the...
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As the United States continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many lessons public administrators can learn from the response.  One day, a very good book will be written about the early days of the pandemic response and the decisions and mistakes made.  Sometime after that, a second book will be written which gets...
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The coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented time for everyone, and students are no exception. As a full-time, on campus EKU MPA student, the pandemic completely altered the way I am receiving my education. Midway through the semester, along with many other students in this country and around the world, my courses were shifted to...
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