Future of Work: Public Service in the Digital Age

July 21, 2022 | USA

Public Service
Of the groups most heavily affected by the COVID pandemic, few have seen a greater shift in their roles, responsibilities, and daily lives than federal employees. For some, the changes have been as small as working from a new location. For others, as dramatic as rethinking their entire role and responsibilities. The unifying factor, however, is the sheer scope of issues at hand: what it means to be in public service has grown exponentially, and so often, the understanding of what that requires has not followed. This spring, join Government Executive and Nextgov as they break down some of these challenges, and seek solutions for the many affected by them. From emerging trends in technology to the workforce, and everything in between, the sheer quantity of issues is matched only by their many complexities, and shows no signs of slowing down. Join us as we hear agency leaders in all forms, from one on one discussions, to panels on the state of key issues, and seek to define public service for the digital age, and one that’s ready for the future of work.

Spotlight

The United States and North Carolina tangled over transgender rights on Monday, with the Justice Department filing a civil rights lawsuit over the state's so-called bathroom bill and state officials defiantly filing suits against the federal directive to stop the implementation of the controversial legislation. Also, a major player in North Carolina -- the state's public university system -- defied the governor and legislature and told the Justice Department on Monday it intends to act "in compliance with federal law" as it relates to House Bill 2, known as HB2. The Justice Department seeks declaratory relief and threatens to curtail federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina. With hundreds of millions of dollars in funding at stake, UNC System President Margaret Spellings said longstanding policy prohibits university personnel from discriminating on the basis of, among other things, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation.


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Government Technology's passion is promoting best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector – more important than ever in challenging times like these. Please join us for a powerful series of sessions that provide inspiration, participation, education, and thought-provocation!

Tech in Gov

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Government Technology's passion is promoting best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector – more important than ever in challenging times like these. Please join us for a powerful series of sessions that provide inspiration, participation, education, and thought-provocation! Technology is clearly more important than ever in the state’s operating functions and growth economy, and it is our duty to advocate both stability and innovation as we provide top-notch services to our residents. We just couldn’t accomplish this without our industry partners, and this event is the perfect place for us to collaborate, discuss challenges and share ideas about solutions. The time and effort to allocate a day away from our normal, daily schedules is a worthwhile investment in this endeavor and provides an excellent platform for these interactions. I am looking forward to seeing you there! Christopher Rein, Chief Technology Officer, State of New Jersey

Spotlight

The United States and North Carolina tangled over transgender rights on Monday, with the Justice Department filing a civil rights lawsuit over the state's so-called bathroom bill and state officials defiantly filing suits against the federal directive to stop the implementation of the controversial legislation. Also, a major player in North Carolina -- the state's public university system -- defied the governor and legislature and told the Justice Department on Monday it intends to act "in compliance with federal law" as it relates to House Bill 2, known as HB2. The Justice Department seeks declaratory relief and threatens to curtail federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the University of North Carolina. With hundreds of millions of dollars in funding at stake, UNC System President Margaret Spellings said longstanding policy prohibits university personnel from discriminating on the basis of, among other things, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation.

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