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Bob Lavigna, who was honored as a Governing Public Official of the Year in 2000, is director of CPS HR Consulting's Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement. Before joining CPS HR, he was assistant vice chancellor and director of human resources for the University of Wisconsin. His previous positions include serving as director of the Wisconsin civil-service system and as vice president for research for the Partnership for Public Service.

Lavigna, the author of the 2013 book Engaging Government Employees, is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a past president of the International Public Management Association for HR and the National Association of State Personnel Executives. He has a master's degree in human resources from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in public affairs from George Washington University.

July 30, 2018

Employee Engagement -- Is It Really a Priority?

Why employee engagement in the public sector is directly related to performance and service delivery.
July 26, 2018

The Roadmap to Engaging Government’s Employees

Surveying them is the first step. It's important to do it right -- and then act on the results.
October 23, 2017

Want to Engage Your Employees? There’s Science Behind That.

A growing body of research sheds a lot of light on how governments can better engage public workers and improve performance.