public service

How the Government Shutdown Turned into a Judicial Slowdown

Deferred maintenance of the courts is symbolized by failure to reach annual budgetary agreements.

Reboot Washington to Restore Honor to Public Service

Human agency is at the center of the solution to fix the government and the civil service.

Silver Linings Action Plan

To solve the “quiet crisis” in the civil service, the federal government must improve workforce recruitment.

Let Light Shine on Government’s True Size

The challenges facing today’s federal blended workforce calls for a reprise of the Volcker Commission.

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Value of Public Service

In his 2019 Distinguished Regulation Lecture at Penn Law, Paul C. Light shares a message of hope about public service.

Silver Linings Shutdown

Distinguished lecture at Penn Law offers hope that the long shutdown of the federal government in early 2019 will lead to positive reforms.