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Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan, Portland State University; Kent S. Robinson, Portland State University; Dennis R. Strachota; James A. Hough. Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA program.
Three Cities Fire and Emergency Services Project
The Center for Public Service worked with Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village ("Three Cities") to analyze the services provided under the Gresham Fire and Emergency Services IGA. The purpose of this project was threefold: To understand the operational, financial and revenue realities that structure fire/EMS service for the Three Cities (Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village); to propose alternatives and options for service delivery to the Three Cities ("Menu of Options); and to help the Three Cities diligently prepare for future service delivery arrangements for fire/EMS services.
E-Policing: The Value of Police Websites for Citizen Empowered Participation
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones and Melchor C. de Guzman. This chapter provides a bridge between e-government research related to websites and the study of police organizations and strategy.
Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones, Melchor C. de Guzman, and Korni Swaroop Kumar. In a digital age, people are increasingly interacting socially via web platforms. This digital interaction includes governments, which can interact with the citizens in their society to co-produce effective responses to criminal activity. This book chapter examines the level and type of participation among municipal police departments using social media and web resources.
E-Policing: Environmental and Organizational Correlates of Website Features and Characteristics Among Large Police Departments in the United States of America
Authored by: Jones, Matt and de Guzman, Melchor. Increasingly, information technology has pervaded the provision of services by police agencies in the United States. The authors' research has isolated the factors that contribute to the adoption of e-government practices by large municipal police agencies in the United States.
Project Management Toolkit: A strategic approach to new local governance
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Ingle, M., Tsukamoto, H., & Kobayashi, M. This bilingual English/Japanese book is a product of a training program for managers from Japanese municipal government funded by Tokyo Foundation.
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Nelson, H. T., & Shinn, C. This paper investigates many facets of civic engagement by disaggregating how undergraduates conceptualize civic engagement as well as defining variables predicting greater student involvement in political, social and community affairs.
Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership.
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami & Kecskes, Kevin. This article discusses the history, structure, and roles of academic and community partners associated with the Civic Leadership minor, and elaborates the philosophical foundation of the interdisciplinary curriculum that aims to build student capacity for the common good.
Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami. This study catalogues types of diversity activities conducted by local governments and identifies key factors in the development and successful implementation of diversity initiatives.
Economic Value of Retirement Benefits for Archetypal Public Sector Retirees in OR, WA, and ID
This study selects three public service occupations-- accountant, K-12 teacher, and state trooper/police officer – commonly found in three Northwest states and their three largest cities (Portland, Seattle, and Boise.) Key assumptions were made to allow “apples-to-apples” comparisons of the retirement benefits of current and future retirees, both within and between each system.
Strategic Assessment of OCE/DOC Work and Related Programs
The Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a self-supporting and semi-independent agency of the State of Oregon reporting to the Director of the Department of Corrections (DOC), signed an agreement with the Center for Public Service to conduct a strategic assessment in early 2012.
Total Employer Cost of Compensation Study - Phase 2.0
In the spring and summer of 2012 the State of Oregon commissioned a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service to examine the single biggest cost of most government jurisdictions: personnel costs. Working closely with the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties, the state and the CPS research team identified 21 different city and county jurisdictions in Oregon and southwest Washington, in addition to using state of Oregon data.
Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report - The State of the Nonprofit Sector in Oregon, 2011
The Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report is the outcome of a collaboration between the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and the Center for Public Service's Institute for Nonprofit Management. The report is intended to inform decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the present economic status and relevance of the nonprofit sector.
Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Published in State and Local Government Review 2012 44: 55. Authored by Masami Nishishiba.
Clackamas County Alternate Workweek Pilot Project Evaluation
The Center for Public Service evaluated Clackamas County’s alternate work week pilot project based on data collected between November 2008 and July 2009.
Comprehensive Community Emergency Management (C2EM) Strategy
Center for Public Service, Clackamas County Emergency Management Department. This Comprehensive Community Emergency Management (C2EM) Strategy presents a pathway for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital and responsible partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of Clackamas County.
Foundations of Public Service
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan; Richard Green; Craig W. Shinn; Kent S. Robinson. Designed to serve as a basic text for an introductory course in Public Administration, this innovative work provides students with an understanding of the basic management functions that are covered in all standard textbooks with two important differences.
National Policy Process Seminar in Washington, DC
See how public policy is made in our nation's capital!
Executive Seminar Program
The Executive Seminar Program is a professional education program for senior managers in public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations. The program uses live case studies of controversial natural resource issues as a focal point for leadership development.
PA Professor Nishishiba
What do Bill Gates and Former President Jimmy Carter have in common? Professor Nishishiba has interpreted for both.
PA Professor Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.