Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Public management students will hear from senior officials participating in a panel discussion on Monday organized by public management professors Donald Moynihan and Susan Yackee.
Professor Donald Moynihan and co-author Stéphane Lavertu are meeting with an official from the U.S. Government Accountability Office in November to discuss new research on the federal government's use of performance management data.

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

Professor Susan Yackee is advising members of Congress and federal agency officials this week about legislation to help prevent powerful special interests from "capturing" and controlling federal agencies that regulate their activities.
Thursday, 13 October 2011 08:16

Moynihan examines Hurricane Katrina, red tape

How an agency's culture affects the actions the agency takes is illuminated in new research from public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
Associate director Donald Moynihan has been elected to become a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the youngest members to ever be elected since Congress chartered the academy in 1967.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:10

Performance management in Israel to be discussed

Professor Shlomo Mizrahi of Ben-Gurion University will present on performance management in Israel at the La Follette School seminar on Wednesday, September 21, at noon in the conference room.

La Follette School alum John Bryson received the 2011 Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration. The award honors persons who have made "outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended scholarly career of at least 25 years."

A 2010 report by La Follette School students informed recommendations made by a City of Milwaukee task force on the city's sewer system.

Dominique Williams' career plans did an about-face after she got to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. She expected to work as an attorney to advocate for underrepresented communities after she completed her dual degree in law and public affairs. "I originally thought I would be a practicing attorney and that my policy degree would be supplemental," she says.

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