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What factors contribute to Austria’s low rates of unemployment? How does Austria’s "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.

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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 09:12
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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This time of year, you can’t avoid the phenomena of list-making. There is a top ten list of good or bad, best and worst, “in” or “out” for everything. While you’re busy making your own lists for 2010, resolutions for 2011, and back up plans for your resolutions, I wanted to share my list of top “must reads” that address the debt and improving Federal mission performance.
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The White House is trying to design a new tool to “crowdsource” from the public new ideas and get feedback on . . . If you have ideas on what such a tool might look like, you have until January 7th to speak up!
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After a 15-year slumber, the Administrative Conference of the U.S. has returned. It held its first meeting last week since it was reconstituted earlier this year. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia swore in the 100 new members of the Conference, noting “your job is to improve the administrative process throughout the government.”
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Within these pages, we have assembled a varied group of leaders, innovators, practitioners, and thinkers, who in their own way offer models to follow, provide insights that can infuse theory to practice, and pave the way to shaping the business of government.
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This video provides a sampling of the hundreds of government executives we have interviewed over the years. Enjoy insights from these government leaders...
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“Rulemaking is one of the most important and demanding jobs of the federal government,” says former White House official Sally Katzen. But, she notes that its operation is stuck in a 1946 law. She says “don’t tinker at the margins,” and two weeks ago legislation was introduced to transform the system for the 21st century.
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This article is adapted from Russell W. Mills, “The Promise of Collaborative Voluntary Partnerships: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects public management research with practice. Since 1998, we have helped public sector executives improve the effectiveness of government with practical ideas and original thinking. Watch our short video to learn more.
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The Chief Financial Officers Act is 20 years old. The goal of a clean financial statement is still a futuristic vision. Is it time to give up and try something else?
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