The NASPO Research and Innovation team is proud to announce that the Repository of State Practices (RoSP) is now available to the public. The RoSP is a database of state procurement statutes, regulations, and policies gathered for the convenience of procurement officials, researchers, and other interested parties.
You’ve probably seen the news about the federal money coming to states and cities from the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) and the IIJA (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act). There is a LOT of money at stake, and this means it is time to plan for a LOT of projects.
Just like you used to lock the file cabinets and the office door, procurement officials need to take responsibility for safeguarding their own digital systems as well as vetting the products and services being contracted from suppliers for state agencies.
By one estimate, this spring we leapt 5 years into the future in 8 weeks’ time so if you feel like you have mental whiplash, that might be why. Read more “How to Cope with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity”
Managing a remote team of workers for the first time can be challenging in the best of circumstances, much less now in what feels like a disorienting wave of bad news and emergency actions. It can feel uncomfortable to not be able to swing by someone’s office to talk to them face to face or have meetings where you can see expressions and body language.
Here are some tips and resources to help you manage your team remotely:
When I became a new supervisor in 2008, I realized right away that I was woefully under-prepared. My agency offered no training at all! I was a newly minted public librarian so I dug into our collection and started reading. I spent the next decade reading every kind of management book, psychology book, and motivational book I could find.
Here are my reading recommendations for your path to being a better boss: Read more “Be a Better Boss”