University of Georgia

J. Edward Kellough is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Doctoral Program in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. Professor Kellough teaches courses in Public Personnel Administration/ Human Resources Management, Program Evaluation, Public Administration and Democracy, and other topics. His principal research interests are in the area of public personnel management.

Developing a Management Roadmap for the New Administration

Developing a Management Roadmap for the New Administration. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this effort and how presidential transitions work with David Eagles, Director, The Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service and Dan Chenok, Executive Director, The IBM Center for The Business of Government.

Scott E. Tarry

Scott E. Tarry is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) and Coordinator of Aviation Administration for the SIUC Public Administration Program.

Mark K Cassell

Mark K. Cassell is Associate Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, where he teaches courses in public policy and administration, comparative public policy, and urban politics. His scholarship is mainly concerned with understanding public sector transformations. His work includes How Governments Privatize: The Politics of Divestment in the United States and Germany (Georgetown University Press, 2003).

Angela Allison

Angela Allison is a doctoral student at Texas A&M University’s Department of Political Science. Her areas of specialization are public policy and administration and race and ethnic politics with a substantive interest in health care bureaucracy. She has given research presentations at annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Southern Political Science Association. Ms. Allison received a Graduate Scholar award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in 2013. She also received a Texas A&M Diversity Fellowship in 2013.

The Revised "Operator’s Manual for the New Administration"

Four years ago, the Center for The Business of Government released “The Operator’s Manual for the New Administration.”  This report provided practical insights on how to make agency operations work more effectively, drawing on the first ten years of reports from the Center to draw lessons learned in areas ranging from leadership to money to technology to collaboration.  The insights were written in the form of memos to individual leaders who come into government and need to make its wheels turn to accomplish their objectives. 

The Foundation for Effective Government Management in 2017 Starts Now

Last week’s discussion commenced one part of a multi-pronged Ready to Govern (#Ready2Govern) initiative, through which the Partnership seeks to improve the transfer of power and knowledge between administrations.  The effort includes an education component for transition teams around four sets of activities:   improving the transition process, congressional support for efficient appointments in a new administration, preparing appointees to succeed in their new roles, and the creation of a “Management Roadmap” – the subject

Enterprise Government: How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part One)

On September 16, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service co-hosted a Roundtable to discuss how agency leaders can coordinate and integrate activities to drive successful outcomes for the next Presidential term. An exceptional group of current and former senior officials from Administrations of both parties, leaders from Capitol Hill, as well as experts from academia and the private and non-profit sectors participated in a robust discussion.

Enterprise Government: How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part Two)

This blog is a continuation of our first blog on Enterprise Government, which presented an introduction on Enterprise Government and highlighted a number of challenges for the next Administration to address.  In this blog, we will present the key findings and recommendations in each of four areas to spur a government-wide approach to solving problems.  These action areas include:


Enabling Leadership Success for the Next Administration

This blog post is co-authored by Alan Howze In 2017, for the first time in eight years, a new President will be sworn into office. Regardless of which party wins, a new set of political appointees will serve as executive leaders across the government. The decisions that the new administration makes about who to appoint – which starts during the transition process -- will set a path forward for the administration.