Public Sector

Demystifying PaaS: The missing piece to digital transformation

INDUSTRY INSIGHT<p>Public-sector IT leaders are familiar with the benefits of infrastructure-as -a -service and software-as-a-service offerings. With …

PaaS

Britain’s unemployment is ultra-low, but its wages are ultra-measly

BRITAIN is enjoying a jobs miracle. Its rate of unemployment is one of the lowest in Europe. Before long, and possibly as soon as the next release of …

Labor Economics

Kansas sees growth in jobs and wages in August

Kansas Department of Revenue<p>TOPEKA – The Kansas labor market continued to show signs of strength in August as the state added 3,600 jobs and the …

Labor Economics

Steve Benjamin welcomes 60 US mayors to Columbia. Here’s how the city’s showing off

Steve Benjamin is getting ready to show off his city to about 60 of his closest mayor pals from around the country.<p>As president of the U.S. …

Bill de Blasio

"We are losing the fight against famine" in Yemen: UN humanitarian chief

A nurse tends to a Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition lying on a bed at a hospital in the northern district of Abs in the northwestern Hajjah …

News (China)

New York's Lost Decade

<p>The city’s economy has boomed, but New York has not taken advantage of its prosperity by investing enough capital in critical physical …

Wall Street

Conrad Black: Trudeau’s high-tax, high-deficit, low-growth plan is doomed

Canada’s tax policy is in shambles and its fiscal condition is deteriorating. In the 2015 election campaign, the NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, tried to …

Income Tax

Global Information Technology Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

<b>Mikael Hagstroem</b><br>SAS<p>We often hear that growth is the answer to all our problems. However, growth alone will not suffice. Resolving the current …

Data Analysis

UC worker’s union AFSCME Local 3299 files complaint against UC regents

The Public Employment Relations Board, or PERB, issued a formal complaint on behalf of the UC’s largest employee union against the UC Regents for …

University of California

Planning for public sector diversity | Letters

There was an example of a programme to address the whiteness of the town planning profession initiated over a decade ago (A decade of cuts has set back diversity in the public sector, 19 September).<p>The chief inspector, Chris Shepley, knew he could not recruit enough BAME inspectors to meet the then …

World News

The Past and Future of American Workers - Politics

<i>In the midst of America’s struggle for labor justice and social equality,</i> Labor Rising <i>(The New Press, 2012) is a powerful and timely contribution of</i> …

Labor Movement

Small savings expected to be an attractive alternative to bank deposits, says ICRA

Credit rating agency ICRA expects small savings schemes to provide an attractive alternative to bank deposits in the coming months.After remaining un

Business (India)

The Situation in Puerto Rico Is Untenable

Although the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico has made progress, the island is still confronting questions of status, economics, and emigration that Hurricane Maria helped expose.<p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—<i>Puerto Rico se levanta</i>. It’s become something of an official motto among officials on the island, …

Puerto Rico

Here's What Keeps South Africa's MPC Members Up at Night

© Reuters. Here's What Keeps South Africa's MPC Members Up at Night<p>(Bloomberg) -- A lack of trust, policy coherence and political infighting that’s …

Private Sector

Citizen Enthusiasm for Personalized Government Services and Digital Innovation Are on the Rise, Accenture Survey Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 20, 2018--Enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to drive heightened citizen expectations for …

Accenture

NDP’s flawed consultation process threatens public’s best interest

At times, even the most well-intentioned efforts by government to regulate can be outweighed by the unintended consequences of haste, leading to …

Public Administration

Workers’ rights more important than ever this election | Opinion

Much attention has rightfully been paid to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's stances on abortion and women's health, which will face even more …

Unions

How Inclusive Capitalism Can Reduce Intergenerational Inequality, Raising All Boats

The younger generations don’t have as much as we did at their ages—and this imbalance is only getting worse. With half of 1992 households headed by someone 35 or younger, 10.6 percent held some kind of business asset; by 2016 this number had dropped to a mere 5.6 percent.<p>As well-off Baby Boomers …

Entrepreneurship

Tunisia's main public sector union calls nationwide strike

TUNIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union voted on Thursday to call a nationwide public sector strike on Oct. 24 to protest against what it called government plans to sell public companies, the head of the union said.<p>It has already called another walkout across the country on Nov. 22 …

Tunisia

Narendra Modi Is No Populist

An increasingly common line of attack against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that he has abandoned economic reform to embrace populism. “As …

Foreign Policy

Trump, Don Jr. love Pa., but national GOP groups have left top of the ticket stranded

On the surface, the races for governor and U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania look like a big national draw.<p>President Trump held a rally in Wilkes-Barre …

Republicans

New economic program: Turkey lays out a broad guideline to rebalance economic growth

The new economic program lays out realistic macro predictions and emphasizes commitment to fiscal discipline to increase trust in the Turkish economy …

Turkey

Unlocking the Potential of SMEs with an Innovative, Risk-Sharing Financing Solution

Under the new system, Sonia obtained a loan of US$15,000 and grew her company from three to eight employees.<p>Yet, few banks in emerging markets accept …

World Economy

Morning Spin: Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker to meet in TV debate Thursday night

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p>Topspin<p>Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker will meet for their first televised debate Thursday …

Chicago

Interview - Christine Lagarde, Managing director, International Monetary Fund | West Africa

How did 15 African countries get deeper in debt after the IMF wrote off billions? The Fund’s managing director talks to The Africa Report about trade …

IMF

Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders consider merger

<b>Scottish Borders Council is considering a merger with NHS Borders to create a single authority for the region.</b><p>The proposals would see the combined council and health board take charge of 9,000 staff and more than £400m in public funding.<p>A report to go to the council next week described it as an …

Scottish Government

The $1 billion Tony Evers tax increase(s)

The last time Wisconsin had a Democratic governor, that governor increased taxes by $2 billion.<p>And that was after Gov. James Doyle reduced, by …

Conservative View

City Of Suwanee Annual Report Wins National Award

Suwanee's 2016 financial accounting document was written and illustrated in the style of a classic Marvel comic book.<p>SUWANEE, GA <i>—</i> The City-County …

Comic Books

Public Sector Banks’ Consolidation: SBI Not The Right Candidate To Take Over More Banks, Says Chairman

The country's largest lender State Bank of India said on Thursday that it is not in a position to acquire more banks at the moment as it needs two to …

Markets (India)

A community fix for the affordable housing crisis

Jeannie loves her apartment. It has a separate bedroom, a small bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area. It’s compact, but sliding …

Scott Morrison