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Zoe Manzanetti  |  Web Producer and Writer

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 Zoe is the web producer and a writer for Governing

THE FUTURE OF Work

Black Government Workers in COVID: Concerned but Optimistic

Although they reported more debt, financial concern and greater perceived health risks, Black American state and local government employees were overall more positive about their work during COVID-19, according to a report.

October 8, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Governments Struggle to Create a More Engaged Workforce

A new report from Forrester finds governments lack an employee experience that fosters a productive and resilient workforce. How the public sector responds during COVID could change the worker dynamic, however.

October 8, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

New York Hopes Increased Borrowing Will Prevent Mass Layoffs

New York City has rescinded its threat to lay off 22,000 city workers as Mayor de Blasio works to find other funding sources to offset a $9 billion deficit. But some city workers worry that furloughs might happen anyway.

September 10, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Colorado Governor Orders More Workplace Diversity

Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order to prioritize diversity and equity within the state workforce. The move is the first step in improving what critics have called a problem within the Polis administration.

September 10, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Government Workers Risk Their Lives, Receive No Compensation

Thousands of federal, state workers risk their lives each day by showing up to work. Legally, they should be receiving hazard pay, but many haven’t gotten anything. For those that did, the payments stopped months ago.

August 13, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Local Government Employees to Work Remotely Until 2021

State and local government workers in Washington will continue to work remotely through the end of the year. Officials hope that the advanced notice allows time for adjustment and preparation.

August 13, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Some States Quicker on Long Road to COVID Recovery: Report

A recent study of unemployment numbers ranked all U.S. states in their recovery from COVID-19. States have made progress, but the nation will need months, if not years, to fully recover from this economic crisis.

July 20, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Work

The Pandemic Has Permanently Changed the Way We Work

A report finds that the coronavirus-caused shift to remote work has altered the idea of a workspace. Some are uncomfortable with returning to an office and many hope to continue working from home even after offices reopen.

July 10, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Cities Open Streets and Redefine Their Purpose and Focus

Tampa, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Los Angeles are repurposing streets for business and pedestrian use during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the programs have been well received, and may even survive past the pandemic.

June 30, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Suarez Show: Living and Leading with COVID-19

Self-quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, Miami’s mayor kept a daily video journal on Twitter, setting a standard of transparency while creating a sense of social media intimacy in a time of social distancing.

April 13, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Regaining Control of Technology One Microchip at a Time

Revisiting a prediction about microchip implants in the brain allows society to ask questions about how much technology we need and the importance of enacting proactive regulations to restrain potential abuse.

April 7, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Legislators Face Tech-Heavy Agenda as They Confront the Future: Digital Issues to Watch

Never before have policymakers faced such daunting questions on regulating and legislating the growing impact of digital technology. We pick the most important issues they will grapple with this year.

February 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

County GDP Shows Growth in Past Two Decades

A Bureau of Economic Analysis report sheds light on the health of U.S. counties, but experts caution that more analysis is needed for insight into what has driven growth in some counties while others have fallen behind.

February 6, 2020
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Latest News

Two Women Walk into Space, Into History

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk on Friday morning. After a mishap scuttled the walk in March, the all-female walk set new precedents for space equity and female futures in STEM.

October 19, 2019
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Latest News

Facing the Customer and Maintaining Cyberhygiene Headline NASCIO

The annual meeting of state chief technologists points to a cloud- and mobile-focused future.

October 18, 2019
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