Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Human Resources and Personnel

Second-year student Scott Wood presented his analysis of Wisconsin assistant district attorney staffing to the executive board of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who attended the February board meeting.

The critical thinking skills George Rindelaub learned at what is now the La Follette School helped his Minnesota county reduce its jail population. The 1981 alum's ability to approach problems creatively won him recognition from the Minnesota Association of County Administrator.

La Follette School students can learn how to  navigate the state of Wisconsin's hiring process from an alum and a recruiter  for the Office of State Employee Relations  in a session on Thursday, February 6, at noon in the school's conference room.

The opportunity to choose classes and explore possible career paths prompted Diana Rosales Mitte to change her study-abroad semester into a three-year stay — and then to pursue a Master of International Public Affairs.

The director of the university's human resources office will discuss his new book on engaging government employees in a noon seminar on Tuesday, November 26, in 594 Van Hise Hall.

A new law should help slow the turnover of Wisconsin's prosecutors highlighted in a 2011 La Follette School report, as well as improve the delivery of justice in Wisconsin.

Allison Vaillancourt believes people should be treated well and that organizations should have healthy cultures — so much so that the Chronicle of Higher Education asked her to write a blog to share her perspectives. The 1990 alum provides strategic leadership in human capital and organizational culture at the University of Arizona, where she is vice president for the Division of Human Resources.

La Follette School professors are sharing their perspectives on economics and politics.

Changes in the compensation system for assistant district attorneys could reduce turnover and improve public safety, according to a new La Follette School report.

A La Follette School faculty member and a faculty affiliate will share their expertise with the Wisconsin Legislature by serving on two committees that will study state issues and make recommendations for the 2011-12 legislative session.
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