Upcoming Editorial Calendar
Winter 2023: Government and the Pandemic — Reporting on Results
How do we make sure federal relief funds are used as expected for the outcomes intended? How should governments measure program outcomes from CARES Act and other relief funding? How should they report outcomes to citizens? How can we confirm accuracy in reporting?
Submission deadline: Sept. 7, 2022
Spring 2023: Now What?
How has the workforce and work culture changed as a result of the pandemic? How have work changes affected ethics, especially in hiring practices and workforce behavior? Which changes motivated by the pandemic have become ingrained? Which ones led to positive outcomes in performance, operations, audit, efficiency, customer experience or other areas? Case studies, best practices and lessons learned are encouraged.
Submission deadline: December 6, 2022
Summer 2023: Why Don't Americans Trust Government?
With inflation, public pension liability, deficits, debt, fraud, waste and abuse, in addition to pandemic relief programs, American trust in government is at an all‑time low, according to Pew and Gallup. How can the government accountability profession help regain public trust? How can AGA promote transparency, fiscal stewardship and responsibility, as well as build understanding with citizens? From entities that maintain citizen trust or satisfaction, what are their best practices and lesson learned to help rebuild trust in government?
Submission deadline: March 6, 2023
Fall 2023: Balancing Act
All organizations must balance mission objectives with efficiency. But the link between government program results and funding is indirect and hard to measure, complicating efforts in transparency and accountability. What changes (i.e., two‑year budgets, capital budgeting, workplace rules and practices, policies, risk management, trade-offs for cybersecurity) might enhance performance without reducing efficiency and effectiveness? How does the existing burden of the oversight framework impact the balancing act?
Submission deadline: June 6, 2023
Winter 2024: Preparing for the Worst
How do governments at every level prepare for the unexpected? How can they measure their effectiveness and communicate successes after a crisis, such as natural disasters, cyber and system failures, market failure, hyperinflation, war, famine, disease, reputation failure and more? What are the barriers to implementing workable solutions? Based on experiences of dealing with the unexpected, what are important lessons learned, best practices or case studies to help others prepare for and overcome crises?
Submission deadline: September 6, 2023
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