Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

In the Media

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  • The Case of the Missing Pension ›

    Taunton Daily Gazette, March 24, 2016

    Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, comments in this story on the reporter's quest to take an inventory of retirement assets. Billions of dollars owed to Americans are in limbo-- "a vast problem that has a huge impact on retirement security," she says.
  • Framingham: Speakers recommend charter study ›

    MetroWest Daily News, March 15, 2016

    Video of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management's Tanya Stepasiuk defining a charter. Stepasiuk took part in a forum Monday in Framingham called "Beginning the Conversation on Charter Reform" as the town considers embarking on a charter process for the first time in 20 years.
  • UMass report charts path out of state oversight ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, March 11, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is urging the City of Lawrence to beef up its reserve funds, increase borrowing to fix neglected infrastructure, and develop a capital budget that would be the first in more than a decade.
  • Report offers ideas for improvement ›

    Swampscott Reporter, March 10, 2016

    A report from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management lays out how Swampscott's town government could provide services more efficiently and with greater accountability.
  • Forums planned for Framingham charter commission discussions ›

    The Framingham TAB, March 10, 2016

    Tanya Stepasiuk of the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is one of the panelists at a March 14 forum regarding Framingham's proposed charter.
  • New report looks at efficiency, greater accountability in town government ›

    Salem News Online, March 09, 2016

    A report from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management lays out how Swampscott's town government could provide services more efficiently and with greater accountability.
  • Mendon: Special Town Meeting warrant completed ›

    Wicked Local, March 09, 2016

    Several employees of the Town of Mendon received raises as a result of the Classification and Compensation Study the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management conducted. The study found that pay needed to be higher for the town to be competitive.
  • Marlborough: City receives $30K compact grant ›

    MetroWest Daily News, February 26, 2016

    The City of Marlborough is using a $30,000 grant to engage the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management in developing a comprehensive capital improvement plan.
  • WRTA narrows finalists for top job to two ›

    Telegram & Gazette, February 08, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is conducting the search for an administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority.
  • Are dashboards the right tool to measure progress? ›

    CommonWealth Magazine, February 02, 2016

    Amy Dain of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston explains the municipal agencies looking to measure performance can start immediately with the data they have, rather than investing time and money in complicated dashboard systems.
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