Royalty Research Fund Announcement

Proposals due September 25, 2017

The RRF proposal submission and review process is electronic–all proposals must be submitted using SAGE (System to Administer Grants Electronically). Briefly, the RRF application consists of an eGC1 (electronic Grant and Contracts Form 1, created online in SAGE), the proposal documents, and the suggested reviewers memo. The proposal documents are gathered into a single PDF file and attached electronically to the eGC1.

For more information

Sabra Schneider (EMPA ’09) was named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Bellevue

Schneider served as the city’s interim CIO since Toni Cramer’s retirement from the position in July 2016. Schneider will take the reins immediately to continue work with her team of 60 staff on projects including smart cities strategies, public Wi-Fi, and open data to mobile workforce initiatives, according to a city announcement.

Professor Scott Allard and Ph.D. student Sarah Paisner Awarded

Professor Scott Allard and Ph.D. student Sarah Paisner continue their innovative research with a two-year award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The project is called “Exploring Household Food Outcomes among the Elderly, the Disabled, and Residents of Suburban and Rural Communities.”

Professors Kioko and Marlowe new Public Budgeting & Finance editors

Associate Professor Sharon Kioko has been named Managing Editor and Professor Justin Marlowe has been appointed Editor-In-Chief of the journal Public Budgeting & Finance.

Gugerty and Suárez present at ARNOVA-Asia conference

Professors Mary Kay Gugerty and David Suárez served on the organizing committee of the first ARNOVA-Asia conference on "The Nonprofit Worlds in Asia: Diverse Perspectives from a Fragmented Field of Study," held at Renmin University in Beijing. They also presented their paper, "Institutional Context and Organizational Strategy: Development NGO Engagement in Advocacy in Cambodia."

Parrington Hall building hours changed

Parrington Hall building hours have changed for the summer quarter.

New hours are:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesdays: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed.

Parrington Hall will resume normal building hours with the start of autumn quarter.

Book launch event for Professor Scott Allard's "Places in Need"

Professor Scott Allard's latest book, "Places in Need," tackles the issue of suburban poverty. The book is being published by the Russell Sage Foundation Press. 

The book launch event is on July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 

Associate Professor David Suárez presents around the world

Suárez has been extremely productive in the final months of the school year.

  • Presenter, Seoul Conference on Human Rights, Seoul, Korea (May 30). Paper Title: “Human Rights, NGOs, and Development.”
  • Invited Discussant / Moderator, ARNOVA-Asia Conference Pre-Conference Workshop, Beijing, China (June 5).
  • Presenter (with Mary Kay Gugerty), ARNOVA-Asia Conference, Beijing, China (June 6-7). Paper Title: "Institutional Context and Organizational Strategy: Development NGO Engagement in Advocacy.”
  • Invited Discussant, Stanford PACS (Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society) Junior Scholars Forum (June 8-9)
  • Presenter (with Christof Brandtner (Stanford University), Public Management Research Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 8-10). Paper Title: “The Structure of City Action: Collaborative Governance and Sustainability Practices in U.S. Cities.”

Workday is here

Now that Workday is live, here are some things to remember:

Payslips / Paychecks / Direct Deposit

Payslip is the term for the Workday online view of your pay. You can access your payslip by logging into Workday and selecting the PAY worklet. A reference document has been created to provide an overview of the payslip and each section where key information is located. Understanding Your Payslip is located on the ISC website and can answer many of the questions you may have with the new format. Historical pay information is still available in the Legacy ESS, if you need to print past earnings information. 

Remember, as always, while you can view your pay slip as soon as the payroll is completed, funds will not be made available to your account(s) via ACH until pay day. If you elected to get a paper paycheck, that paycheck will be mailed to your home address. Please sign up for direct deposit and/or update your home address to ensure timely and accurate delivery of your pay.

Year-to-Date (YTD) Details

Details for your gross pay, deductions, and net pay for the current pay period and year-to-date (YTD) earnings are viewable on your payslip in Workday.

Calculation Differences and Validating Payments

Please take note that the decimal precision of the new system is greater than the legacy systems, resulting in minor changes to pay. All Workday calculations were evaluated and the UW is in compliance with state and federal laws.

If You Accrue Leave

Vacation and sick leave requests now need to be entered into Workday. That includes (for now, at least) requesting “holiday time taken” for holidays, such as July 4 and Labor Day when you don’t work.  If you have an alternate schedule, please contact Michelle if you have questions about how to enter your holiday time taken. 

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Michelle, Kelly or the ISC.

International Program in Public Health Leadership Fellows in Seattle

Our International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) fellows are enjoying their two-week Seattle residency.

What is the IPPHL Program all about?

The International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) will teach participants the skills of analysis, leadership, communication, and persuasion that will enable them to advance population health in this increasingly complex, resource-constrained environment. 

UW Students, including Evans students, win Asia-Pacific Case Competition

Seeking to protect coastal communities from devastating impacts, an interdisciplinary team of UW students authored a policy case for lawmakers. Their case won the inaugural APRU-New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition, besting submissions from 31 universities across the Americas, Asia, and Australasia. The entries were judged by senior university leaders and staff from The New York Times newsroom. It will be published in the international edition of The New York Times.

The winning graduate students — Kate CrosmanLeah JohnsonEleni Petrou, and Hillary Scannell — are from units across the College of the Environment and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Joy Turner and Andrew Peppler win Husky Seed Fund, launch podcast

Joy Turner (MPA '18) and Andrew Peppler (MPA '19) are winners of the Husky Seed Fund for their new podcast Speak Freely. The podcast will explore difficult concepts and issues. Aimed at a non-veteran audience, the podcast will include a wide range of voices from the UW and wider veteran community. Regardless of their politics, veterans have a shared history of working together to accomplish a mission in the interests of the nation—an experience that all Americans can learn from. 

Evans School professors present at Public Management Research Conference

In the other Washington, Evans School professors Blume, Brunjes, Fyall, Gugerty, Herranz, and Suárez, presented research at the Public Management Research Conference early in June. The presentations ranged from studies of food pantries to race & social justice. 

Assistant Professor Rachel Fyall mentioned in homelessness article

In a Crosscut article entitlted, "#SeaHomeless: Many treatments, still no cure," Assistant Professor Rachel Fyall was mentioned.

"Seattle Weekly’s Casey Jaywork interviewed Professor Rachel Fyall of the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, who said that while transitional housing has not been effective at permanently reducing homelessness, this new approach is largely unproven."


Professor Craig Thomas and Tyler Scott (Ph.D. '15) published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

The article is entilted "Winners and Losers in the Ecology of Games: Network Position, Connectivity, and the Benefits of Collaborative Governance Regimes." The article presents findings from their ongoing work studying the performance of 57 collaborative partnerships working on ecosystem management issues in the Puget Sound. Professor Thomas also presented related work on their project at Bocconi University in Italy and Leuphana University in Germany in May

Associate Professor Kioko’s research informs Pew Charitable Trusts’ 50 State Fiscal Balance Report

Associate Professor Sharon Kioko’s work on states’ Fiscal Balance was influential in newly published graphics and analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis” project. The Fiscal 50 platform is an online interactive tool that tracks key data on fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states.

This latest indicator looks beyond states’ budgets at a fuller accounting of their financial activities. Data were collected from each state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (or CAFRs). CAFR data attribute revenue to the year earned, regardless of when it is received and expenses to the year incurred, even if some bills are left partially unpaid.

The analysis finds the typical state’s revenue, composed primarily of taxes and federal grants, totaled 102 percent of its expenses over the 14 years for which data were collected. But total revenue in 11 states fell short, jeopardizing their long-term fiscal flexibility and pushing off to future taxpayers some past costs for operating government and providing services.

The platform went live on July 12 and has already garnered media attention. 

ICMA Annual Conference registration now open

Building Bridges: Serving Our Whole Community

October 22-25, 2017
San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas

Each year, through its highly praised Annual Conference, ICMA continues its tradition of offering an abundance of educational, information-sharing, and networking tools to help you manage your community in today’s complex environment.

NASPAA annual conference registration open in July

Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?

October 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

The 2017 NASPAA Conference will be held in Washington, DC from October 11 - 13, 2017! NASPAA is interested in comparative analyses, collaborative panels across countries, and perspectives from around the world.