GovExec Daily: The Post-COVID Civil Service

Dr. Donald F. Kettl joins the podcast to discuss how federal service can change after the pandemic.

The novel coronavirus crisis has brought to light many systemic problems in American governance and the civil service. Like other major disasters, the pandemic presents an opportunity to reshape the future of work in the federal service.

Dr. Donald F. Kettl is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and former dean of its School of Public Policy. He is the author of many books, including Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America's Lost Commitment to Competence, The Politics of the Administrative Process, System Under Stress and The Next Government of the United States. His latest piece on our site is headlined “The Failure of Government's Post-COVID Imagination” He joined the show to talk about the post-pandemic civil service and potential for reform.

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