Category Archives: Civil service

US Supreme Court as Institution – Bloomberg

With its small staff treading its broad but hushed hallways, the Supreme Court is able to instill in those who work there a sense of common purpose and esprit de corps that cannot possibly be created in a huge bureaucracy.

Source: The Supreme Court Is the Last Leakproof Institution – Bloomberg

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Canadian police force and androcentrism

Police officers need to be able to trust each other, and if that trust is broken or abused, it creates a dangerous situation in a job where they sometimes have to put their life on the line.The allegations have yet to be proven in court, but there is no doubt that some strong male attitudes persist in traditional male fields like the military and policing. Policing is similar in its training, duties and associated risks as these traditionally male-dominated fields.It demands an esprit de corps, and the creation of a band of brothers to provide a duty of care to each other.But society has changed and it is important that our institutions change with them so that it isn’t a boys’ club, with the resulting intolerance for those who don’t fit the mold.The police force represents us all, whether we are in uniform, or out. That’s something that all officers have to remember.

Source: Editorial: Troubling allegations against our police | WaterlooChronicle.ca

USA: “Proud of our public servants”

When I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, I was so proud of all the men and women who surrounded me. Then, I spent 30 years working for multinational businesses. I rarely experienced teamwork. It was mostly every woman or man for herself or himself.This year I was selected to serve on the Winter Haven Police Leadership Council. Once again, I felt the esprit de corps of a truly professional organization. The offic

Source: Letter: Proud of our public servants

US Veterans Fellowship 

The trio and others like them have the opportunity to connect through the Veterans Fellowship Corps at ASU’s Public Service Academy, which seeks to get students and recently discharged veterans to ready for leadership positions in the civilian world.“Veterans want to be a part of something when they get out or retire,” said Michelle Bravo, manager of Veteran and Community Engagement with the Public Service Academy. “They miss the camaraderie. They miss the esprit de corps. They miss being a part of something bigger than themselves. We now have something for them.”The Public Service Academy, which launched in 2015, boasts that it’s the nation’s first undergraduate program “to integrate cross-sector and civilian-military experiences to develop collaborative leaders of character.”

Source: ASU’s Veterans Fellowship Corps builds camaraderie | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact