RECENT PUBLISHED WORK
Over the course of the year, Barrett and Greene produce somewhere between 42 and 50 pieces of journalistic, published work. Most are columns. Following are the most recent:
Columns from Governing
The potential of working from home may help attract workers to state and local government.
Purchasing has become more complex, which is why managers want critical thinking to lead the process.
Women working in public administration make, on average, 25 percent — or $16,900 — less than men.
They fool some of the people, most of the time.
Diversity has a lot of benefits, but achieving it isn’t easy.
Public sector students may be shying away from working in government, possibly worsening the sector’s long-time hiring struggle.
From promises of pay raises to warnings of cutbacks, State of the State speeches offer clues to gubernatorial priorities for the year ahead.
We asked, and they told us.
New workers may present a different set of challenges and opportunities than their predecessors.
Employees with paid leave are still in the minority, but the benefit is spreading
The increasing appeal of a job that emphasizes that all-important word — implementation
They have fewer free speech rights than private sector employees, but debate continues on what can get a public employee fired.
It’s a win-win. Employees grow their careers and the public sector improves its workforce.
Actual inspections often fall way short of requirements
The tricky, but vital task of succession planning
What new governors can learn from the federal transition process
Progress is slow. Our overly enthusiastic predictions prove that.
Tight budgets, retention tension, and continued pension stress will drive legislative and executive agendas.
Major Features from Governing
As states and localities have tried to modeThe Taxing Problem of an Aging Populationrnize the way they attract and retain public workers, some proven practices have emerged.
States and Localities are embracing the promise of big data. But just how good is the information they’re collecting in the first place?
Columns from Capitol Ideas – Council of State Governments
States need to invest billions in deferred maintenance, but need better data on what, where and how to spend.
A heavy reliance on federal dollars keeps budget officers awake at night.
The little-discussed effect of aging’s impact on state revenues.
These potent tools for evaluating the impact on health of governmental policy decisions have the potential to save lives, health and even money.
Gathering data to deal with law enforcement is becoming ubiquitous and many states and localities have started to gather and analyze all kinds of interactions between the police and the citizenry above and beyond simple arrest rates.
Although state governments are floating in a sea of data, the management and governance of this new kind of asset has tended to be weak, and sometimes close to nonexistent
Barrett and Greene read the crystal ball and speculate about the issues that were going to be of highest importance in 2016
Posts to Re:Cap, a publication of the Fels Institute of Government
Lessons about managing performance from our day-to-day lives
The disconcerting shift in how government officials and journalists relate to each other
Columns from the Association of Local Government Auditors
Why performance auditors can be among the best sources for information about states and localities
Articles from the PATIMES, American Society for Public Administration
The growing impact of an aging population on state revenues
Reports written for the Volcker Alliance
An annotated reference guide to state budgets, financial reports, and fiscal analyses.
Best practices in state budget transparency
Lessons from three states: California, New Jersey and Virginia
Reports written for The Council of State Governments
A comprehensive look at the steps state governments can take to increase civic knowledge