Research & Publications

Upcoming Editorial Calendar

Summer 2022: Government and the Pandemic — Workforce Impacts

It takes 66 days to change a habit or form a new one. In the drastic work modifications caused by COVID-19, what new habits developed as a result? What are the lessons learned? How did employee recruitment, management and training change? What best practices emerged, especially in the optimization of virtual teams?
Submission deadline: March 1, 2022 EXTENDED TO MARCH 6

Fall 2022: Government and the Pandemic — Financial Outcomes

COVID-19 reduced federal, state and local tax revenue and increased costs and demand for public services, yet new efficiencies arose. How did the changes affect citizens’ experience of government? What are the lessons learned? Which best practices surfaced? How did the pandemic impact non-profits?
Submission deadline: June 6, 2022

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