Government & Public Administration

Thu
06
Jun

Spend Your Summer with CGS!

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The Center for Government Services (CGS) has been providing timely and relevant training for New Jersey state and local officials for over 60 years. This summer CGS is offering extended learning opportunities and mainstay programs for state and municipal employees.

New this summer is the Mini-Conference for Assessors. This two-day event is offered three times during the month of June in New Brunswick and Hammonton. Topics include Commissioners Short Course, Retaining and Recapturing Value, and Compliance Plans, to name a few.

Fri
19
Apr

Checklist That Helps Towns Prepare for ‘Sandy-style’ Calamity Issued by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Last December, 30 municipal managers, many from towns battered by Hurricane Sandy and the November Nor’ Easter, gathered in New Brunswick to share experiences and lessons learned from dealing with two of the most devastating natural disasters in New Jersey history.

In that forum, sponsored by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS), participants candidly discussed their towns’ responses to the myriad and colossal problems and issues created by these historic storms and their aftermath.

The peer-group discussions and recommendations from that day were collected and distilled in a new pamphlet published this month by CGS for state and municipal leaders. Entitled, “Lessons Learned: Reflecting Upon Hurricane Sandy and the November Nor-Easter,” the publication provides a detailed checklist for preparing for, dealing with, and recovering from future “Sandy-style” disasters.

Tue
19
Mar

2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book Available for Order

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Which New Jersey legislative district has the highest personal income per taxpayer? Which county has the largest percentage of college graduates? What are the most prevalent national ancestries in Perth Amboy? (answers at end)

These and thousands of other statistics about the state’s legislative districts, counties, and municipalities can be found in the 37th edition of the New Jersey Legislative District Data Book being published this month by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).

The 230-page, spiral bound publication, also available on CD-ROM, has served as a resource for legislators, local governments, citizens and the media since it was first published in the 1970s.

Tue
05
Feb

‘Retool Your Career’: Attend a Free Workshop, Meet Program Representatives at Continuing Education Fair, March 16

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The 2nd Annual ‘Retool Your Career’ Continuing Education Fair at Rutgers on Saturday, March 16, offers the public the opportunity to meet with representatives of scores of Rutgers continuing education programs and also attend a free career workshop on resume writing or networking.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, on the Rutgers Cook Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops.

Anyone who is un- or under-employed, considering a career change, seeking continuing education credits for certification or licensing, or interested in pursuing higher education for career enhancement is welcome to attend.

Mon
10
Dec

Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government Hosts Nigerian Officials for Global Mini-MPA

Global Mini-MPA program

Five public and industry officials from Nigeria are at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., this week (December 9-14) to participate in the Global Mini-MPAtm certificate program offered by the Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG).

The visiting officials hold leadership positions at various levels of government and in the private sector in the African nation.

The Global Mini-MPAtm (master’s in public administration) is tailored to the specific needs of the visitors’ nation and government agencies. The curriculum covers management concepts, techniques, and skills required for policy implementation. Topics include constitutionalism and rule of law; urban policy and planning; financial management; decision making, and leadership.

Sun
28
Oct

County Government Professionals Earn Certificates in New Rutgers Program

Thirty-three county government administrators and managers from 12 New Jersey counties comprised the first cohort to earn certificates this month in a new professional development program launched by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).

The program is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), and consists of two days of classes caught by experienced government professionals. Sessions focus on public procurement, labor relations, county fiscal affairs and ethics.

The certificates were presented by Alan Zalkind, director of CGS, and John Donnadio, executive director of NJAC, at CGS’ headquarters in New Brunswick.

Participants in the first cohort represented a variety of administrative areas in county governments throughout New Jersey, and included county administrators and deputy administrators, treasurers, purchasing agents, comptrollers, business administrators and human resources administrators, as well as individuals in public works, and public health and safety.

Tue
16
Oct

OLLI-RU Slates Dinner, Talk With Election Expert Gerald Pomper

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Long after the dust has settled and the pundits have gone home, historians and political scientists will still be evaluating the impact of the 2012 elections on the country for years to come.

For insight on what they might be saying, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University (OLLI-RU) is hosting a post-election dinner and discussion with Dr. Gerald Pomper, one of the nation’s leading authorities on American elections and politics, as he looks at the meanings of this year’s results.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center at 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, and is open to OLLI-RU students, and the general public. Admission to the dinner and discussion is $35 for OLLI-RU members (students) and $50 for non-members. Free parking will be available in Lot 82 at the inn.

Fri
31
Aug

School of Public Affairs and Administration Launches Certified Public Manager Program

The Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) has been awarded a contract by the the State of New Jersey to operate the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program for New Jersey state, county and municipal sector managers, administrators, and supervisors to help them become more efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders.

The New Jersey CPM Program is designed around the core leadership requirements established by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. The curriculum was developed jointly by Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the State of New Jersey’s Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI) to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st-century public management environment. Courses are taught in four locations by Rutgers full-time faculty and qualified practitioners in their areas of competence.

Upon completion of the New Jersey CPM Program, participants will be able to:

Fri
31
Aug

Rutgers to Offer New Certificate Program for County Administrators, Professional Staff

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS), in partnership with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), is launching a new certificate program for county government administrators and professional staff designed to enhance their operational knowledge in key areas of responsibility.

The two-day program will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Fridays, October 12 and 19, at CGS’ headquarters at 303 George St.

Taught by experienced professionals, sessions will focus on four areas: public procurement, labor relations, county fiscal affairs and ethics.

Mon
20
Aug

Nothing ‘Mini’ About Topics in Rutgers’ Mini-MPA™ Program

Michael Theokas

Former Scarlet Knights’ offensive tackle Michael Theokas, RC’95, has owned restaurants and had a budding political career as a borough councilman in Hightstown. But the lure of public service led him to leave the restaurant business to become the borough’s fulltime business administrator last year.

Despite his wide-ranging experience as a businessman and public official, Theokas felt he could use some additional coaching for his new role.

“When I got the job in Hightstown, I immediately looked to learn more about this field and improve my job performance,” he said.

The “mini” master’s in public administration – Mini-MPA™ – a noncredit certificate program offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government at its headquarters in downtown New Brunswick, fit the bill.

Theokas completed the program last spring and says he learned “a great deal” from it.

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