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IGP’s Faculty and Fellows author a variety of resource guides for students, faculty, policy makers, and the general public, on a host of issues related to policy engagement and work.

Reducing Administrative Burdens

Alexander Hertel-Fernandex

Each year, millions of individuals, families, and small businesses eligible for public benefits or services fail to receive the support to which they’re entitled as a result of administrative burdens – the time, stress, and resources it takes to complete required applications and processes. IGP Faculty Advisory Board Member and Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Alex Hertel-Fernandez, participated in a webinar hosted by The Scholars Strategy Network and Washington Center for Equitable Growth on how academics can write comments to the federal government to reduce administrative burdens.