The National Association for Regulatory Administration’s Past Board President Alfred C. Johnson shares the impacts of COVID on the regulatory community, pointing to lessons learned and lessons observed. He also explains how NARA’s Key Indicator System helps to...
AI Report: Benefits, Risks and Use Cases for State Government
A new report outlines the unique benefits of generative AI, along with use cases, for state government. The report follows an executive order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom to explore how to use AI in state government. State of California Benefits and Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence Report outlines the unique benefits and applications of GenAI for California—with beneficial applications for all state governments.
Employee Recruitment Strategies for Regulators
The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation recently held a webinar on Employee Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Regulators. Ideas from the webinar included focusing on finding employees whose values align with your organization’s value to serve the public. Presenter Mark Edwards, Executive Director, People and Culture, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, said you must ask: What does a successful employee look like? He explains that the question helps you formulate your recruitment strategy
Iowa: Snapshot of Occupational Licensing
The 2023 State Occupational Licensing Index ranks Iowa 26th nationally—with first the most burdensome. According to the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation, Iowa makes it illegal to work in 180 of the 331 occupations examined. Of those 180 occupations, 23 occupations are licensed in 20 states or fewer nationally; Iowa remains one of only two states, for example, to license the occupations of: certified prevention professional advanced (CPPA) and electrical sign installers.