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Top Policy Advisor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a policy advisor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of policy advisor resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.5% of policy advisor resumes contained public policy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a policy advisor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Policy Advisor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Public Policy

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Here's how Public Policy is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Formed collaborative relationships and negotiated with legislators, constituency groups, and administration officials to further key public policy initiatives.
  • Provide policy, business, and technical analysis for Health Reform and Public Policy for the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace.
  • Implemented public relations strategies to support national regulatory/public policy issues to key stakeholders through a variety of media.
  • Created policy solutions for public policy problems around aviation expansion, housing and immigration.
  • Formulated and directed implementation of public policy in the area of migration.
  • Provided clients full-service public policy assistance given wide range of subject matter expertise.

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2. Policy Issues

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Here's how Policy Issues is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Analyzed international and foreign policy issues and devised effective advocacy and program strategies.
  • Recruited and mentored community leaders on policy issues and social justice equity.
  • Provided advice on international energy policy issues for senior government officials.
  • Improved the lives of the over -50s by leading research and state and federal advocacy on a variety of policy issues.
  • Led a team of 15 local and international consultants and provided assistance on key policy issues to the ministry.
  • Advised the Deputy Mayor on policy issues related to housing, libraries, and economic & budget analysis.
  • Developed positions on policy issues and through coalitions, hearings, and congressional visits advocate for these positions.
  • Provided the Deputy Chief of Staff with status updates of ongoing policy issues on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Prepare AS-IN official policy positions, correspondence, testimony, and speeches on complex policy issues.
  • Advised the candidate on strategy, policy issues, voter targeting, and candidate forums.
  • Research and interpreted legislation on a broad range of domestic policy issues.
  • Experience advising on and researching multiple external and internal policy issues.
  • Keep current knowledge on all relevant policy issues and activities.
  • Advised candidate on Michigan policy issues.
  • Advised Supervisor Roberts on policy issues related to business development, education, and workforce development in the Southern California region.
  • Provided oversight and guidance to applicant countries regarding multi/bilateral policy issues, compliance negotiations and trade concerns.
  • Acted as an Oxfam America spokesperson on Haiti policy issues before the US Congress, Executive Branch and the media.
  • Investigated policy issues involving public safety and blight, briefing Mayor through memoranda and in person.
  • Assisted Policy Advisors in drafting memos on policy issues and reports.
  • Analyzed broad range of policy issues for Chair Linn.

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3. Policy Development

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Here's how Policy Development is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Advised Division management in organizational planning, policy development, and personnel matters.
  • Composed comprehensive reports analyzing the implications of federal and local education policy developments.
  • Served on Majority Caucus staff and assisted in strategy and policy development.
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership for policy development on bodily autonomy.
  • Organized and facilitated all aspects of policy development workshops.
  • Lead policy development efforts across state agencies and local education systems as policy advisor for the Policy Center.
  • Worked on policy development, analysis, and advisor the President of the Navajo Nation Ben Shelly.

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4. Key Stakeholders

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Here's how Key Stakeholders is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Provide technical support to state policy groups and other key stakeholders for advocacy activities.
  • Liaised with key stakeholders on behalf of the campaign.
  • Coordinate strategically with Administrative agencies, external stakeholders, and constituencies to clarify legislative priorities and promote effective, bipartisan legislation.
  • Directed in identifying key internal/external stakeholders and partner individuals to assist leadership's efforts to maximize exposure to new initiatives.
  • Produced top quality research and strategy recommendations for creative solutions to complex regulatory issues and promoted them to external stakeholders.
  • Developed educational products related to specific policy areas for dissemination to public and key stakeholders.

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5. Policy Recommendations

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Here's how Policy Recommendations is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Drafted responses for the OMB and Congress articulating and defending policy recommendations for the President's Global Engagement vision.
  • Crafted policy recommendations pertaining to Good Governance, Strong Institutions and Public Sector Reforms.
  • Develop, review and edit all FEMA policy recommendations sent to Administrator Craig Fugate for review and final approval.
  • Published comprehensive econometric analysis reports and provided policy recommendations.
  • Researched and drafted policy recommendations encouraging industry involvement in informal STEM learning and outlining Time Warner Cable's blueprint for online safety
  • Provide operational implementation, business management and policy recommendations to achieve school's objectives related to student and teachers.

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6. Policy Analysis

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Here's how Policy Analysis is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Provide policy analysis and support to Treasury leadership on issues related to illicit finance and sanctions implementation.
  • Provided legislative and policy analysis for the Oregon House Republican Caucus.
  • Provided policy analysis on business and health care regulatory issues to Governor and senior staff.
  • Led policy analysis on effective compliance of Bulgarian Biosphere Reserves with UNESCO standards
  • Provided policy analysis on climate change, carbon sinks, food security.
  • Directed membership outreach strategy and roundtable discussion forums for member companies, including federal outreach and delivery of key policy analysis.
  • Assisted Policy Advisors with project research and policy analysis.

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7. Policy Initiatives

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Here's how Policy Initiatives is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Direct federal and state legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives.
  • Developed and executed strategic policy initiatives.
  • Researched and drafted policy initiatives.
  • Directed and supervised teams composed of 347 Import Administration staff members in the completion of special trade policy initiatives and projects.
  • Led agency's domestic poverty policy initiatives engaging the Administration and Congress, state and local officials.
  • Research, develop and coordinate policy initiatives for the Governor with cabinet members and agency officials.
  • Provided committee testimony to the Georgia General Assembly on the Governor's policy initiatives.
  • Developed special workforce policy initiatives (College Credit4 Heroes, Housing 4 Heroes).
  • Worked with the media to ensure coverage on important policy initiatives.
  • Drafted public event proposals for the Governor grounded on policy initiatives.

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8. Policy Research

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Here's how Policy Research is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Conducted policy research and analysis on strategic state, county and city issues for the Essex County Delegation meeting, e.g.
  • Worked on the Policy Research Office Fact Book with regard to Public Safety issues for the new Governor's perusal.
  • Drafted policy memos, conducted legal and policy research, and drafted legislative amendments.
  • Executed complex policy research in the role of Legislative Correspondent.
  • Assisted in policy research, providing background memos and talking points for Governor's events in aforementioned areas.
  • Collected information and data from various government websites and policy research institutes and responded to legislative or stakeholder queries.

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9. Government Officials

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Here's how Government Officials is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Negotiated bilateral assistance agreements with senior foreign government officials.
  • Researched, wrote and delivered papers, speeches, testimony and negotiation scripts for senior government officials.
  • Interacted with lobbyists, members of the Legislature and other government officials on behalf of the Governor.
  • Write speeches for senior government officials and agency heads.
  • Organized and participated in high-level meetings with the Governor and other top Puerto Rican government officials visiting Washington, DC.
  • Investigated trends within the homeless population as a means of providing a framework for policy recommendation to senior-level government officials.

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10. Federal Agencies

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Here's how Federal Agencies is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Provided legal and strategic advice and guidance for interactions with Congressional offices, other federal agencies and interested stakeholders.
  • Facilitated and leveraged strong international partnerships and relationships with foreign federal agencies.
  • Work with other Congressional offices, government agencies and stakeholder groups to accomplish Senator's legislative objectives.
  • Served as brain-trust on Chinese energy policy to senior leadership at various federal agencies.
  • Coordinate across the U.S. Government Agencies on diverse money laundering and terrorism financing issues.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Commissioner and other government agencies and offices.
  • Represent clients in front of Congress, Government Agencies and the Executive Branch.
  • Coordinated high-level meetings between Colombian government agencies and top US officials visiting Colombia, including then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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11. Human Services

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Here's how Human Services is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Assisted with budget development and oversight for the Departments of Human Services, Transportation, and Corrections Appropriations Subcommittees.
  • Conducted research and manage complex evaluation studies, economic research and assessments of human services programs and services.
  • Assisted and advised the Governor in matters related to the Department of Human Services.
  • Managed and coordinated policy for four Health and Human Service Cabinet Secretaries.
  • Advanced the Governor's strategic health and human services priorities.
  • Present to state and local human services administrators and professionals.
  • Coordinate review of efficiencies across health and human service agencies working closely with agency leadership.
  • Researched and advised Governor Johnanns and Heineman on Health and Human Services issues from public health to Medicaid.

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12. Public Health

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Here's how Public Health is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Facilitate meetings and training sessions for staff and community groups regarding relevant public health laws and regulations.
  • Provide coalition management for CDC s public health campaign for viral hepatitis.
  • Served: Chairwoman of the Public Health Committee.
  • Advised the Chair on all matters related to public health and kept abreast of national healthcare reform.
  • Establish partnerships with diverse community and governmental stakeholders to advance public health policies and agendas set forth by the executive administration.
  • Conducted eligibility analysis of 4,345 records obtained from six public health databases.

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13. Congressional Hearings

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Here's how Congressional Hearings is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Prepare key officials for Congressional meetings and hearings - draft testimony, prepare reports, briefing materials and talking points.
  • Supported legislative staff attorneys by attending coalition meetings with allied Latino and civil rights partners as well as attended congressional hearings.
  • Prepared materials for congressional meetings and reports of conferences and congressional hearings related to preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy.
  • Represented EESI at Congressional hearings and met with legislative staff regarding current and proposed scientific and policy legislation.
  • Supported policy work and wrote policy briefs related to provisions in transportation legislation and related Congressional hearings
  • Conducted background research on economic policy proposals; reported on congressional hearings and policy discussions

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14. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Prepare State Plan Amendments related to Medicaid reimbursements which include detailed analysis and reports for federal review and approval.
  • Led interdepartmental effort to enroll residents in expanded Medicaid and health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
  • Served as liaison between the Texas Medicaid Agency and the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Monitored health care issues, committees, and bills ranging from health insurance to Community Health Centersincluding the Medicaid Technical Bill.
  • Facilitated and participated in departmental policy meetings concerning healthcare, Medicaid, social services, telemedicine, grant opportunities and budgeting.
  • Plan has received national attention from CMS/CDC/OPA and continues to be poised as a best practice state Medicaid model.

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15. Policy Proposals

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Here's how Policy Proposals is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed policy proposals and composed issue briefings, speeches, Op-Eds, press releases, and website material.
  • Worked with other commission offices and department leadership on budget and policy proposals.
  • Developed and maintained policy proposals, constructed policy manual and supporting documentation addressing diverse topics for periodic communication with superior.
  • Formulated objective recommendations aligned with contemporary policy trends and drafted written policy proposals while collaborating among support staff.
  • Researched and recommended action on legislation and policy proposals regarding immigration and civil rights issues.
  • Analyzed electrical watt usage data for policy proposals.

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16. Policy Positions

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Here's how Policy Positions is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed policy positions in the areas of housing and urban revitalization.
  • Assisted in development of all education policy positions, speeches, and briefing materials for Senator Edwards.
  • Coordinated international policy positions, project objectives, and outcomes of both large and small scale initiatives.

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17. Federal Government

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Here's how Federal Government is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Saved $1.5 million in grant money from being returned to the Federal government.
  • Provide information and technical assistance to the Legislature, Governor's Office, Congressional Delegation, federal government, and industry.
  • Performed research, analysis and writing about Federal government & procurement policy for this seven-person watchdog organization.
  • Edited and wrote technical memos posted online explicating Federal government policies.
  • Supervised federal governmental affairs, strategic planning, and community and media relations.
  • Responded to inquiries from state and federal government officials, including members of Congress.

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18. Strategic Plan

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Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Co-developed and implemented a long-range strategic plan for community-focused economic growth, shedding light on neglected neighborhoods.
  • Monitored strategic planning initiatives to ensure completion of goals and milestones.
  • Developed and implemented first comprehensive five-year strategic plan for Consular Affairs.
  • Recognized subject matter expert on strategic plans and planning processes for the Bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
  • Created strategic plans for governmental entities, local businesses, and community stakeholders.
  • Drafted joint strategic plans and studies for legislative hearings, briefings and consultations.
  • Coordinated creation of bureau- wide and Department-wide 4-year strategic plans with 15 offices.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of DIA policies, organizational structure and Strategic Plan.
  • Drafted first comprehensive five-year strategic plan for Consular Affairs.
  • Selected to the New Jersey Healthy Homes Strategic Planning Committee by the National Center forHealthy Housing.Pargola 2

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19. Sector

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Here's how Sector is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed and implemented USAID infrastructure sector policy for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
  • Devised and executed legislative and regulatory strategies affecting the not-for-profit electric utility sector.
  • Forged new alliances for greater collaboration with relevant organizations in internet-freedom sector.
  • Conducted media buys and developed partnerships in the private sector to promote a unified Texas brand.
  • Helped redirect several million $ in U S Government aid from traditional aid to private sector.
  • Educated international audiences (government and private sector) on U.S. anti-money laundering legal authorities.
  • Enhance the Ministry of Agriculture's responsiveness to sector needs through advocacy and lobbying.
  • Design an advocacy plan for the olive oil sector and implementing it.
  • Obtained external support from diverse stakeholders in Congress, academia, NGOs, and the private sector.
  • Briefed senior staff and organized private sector delegation to the World Urban Forum, Rio de Janiero
  • Co-chaired the West Coast Diesel Collaborative Marine Sector Workgroup.

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20. Technical Assistance

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Here's how Technical Assistance is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Approved grant and contract proposals and supervised the development and execution of technical assistance, publications and training
  • Provide advice and technical assistance to Collaborative groups and resource policy groups on land management activities.
  • Personalized technical assistance with Native American and hard-to-reach communities.
  • Provided technical assistance to Catholic immigration network.
  • Provide technical assistance to Action Coalitions to support data collection efforts related to nursing workforce, education, and diversity.
  • Carried out workshops and technical assistance on the preparation of the strategies for higher education in Liberia.

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21. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed strategic recommendations, prepared reports and gave presentations to senior staff regarding agency budgets and special projects.
  • Work as special project coordinator for all Kentucky ARRA programs and funds, representing over $3 billion in total investment.
  • Coordinate, direct and participate in a variety of special projects and programs as instructed by the Assistant Secretary.
  • Manage and responsible for all special projects as assigned by the Commissioner.
  • Assisted the Deputy Chief of Staff with special projects.
  • Collaborated with other administrative team members and finance department on special projects and events.

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22. Financial Institutions

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Here's how Financial Institutions is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Performed gap analysis and identified gaps and proposed solutions to improve U.S. financial institutions.
  • Initiated Inter-bank co-operation in handling external and internal fraud across Australian Financial Institutions.
  • Covered public utilities, energy, financial institutions and retirement issues for the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.

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23. Local Government

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Here's how Local Government is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Provided production support of local governmental television show.
  • Handled constituent concerns, coordinated communication between local governments, organizations, and entities, and carried out outreach activities.
  • Produced results for committee and issues on local government, urban policy, economic development, and Appropriations.
  • Aided state and local government in water and environmental restoration projects secured approximately $100M in federal support.
  • Coordinated resources between State and local government involved in response to lead poisonedchildren.
  • Recommended organization restructuring - Hired policy experts - Identified Best Practices in clean energy policy for states and local government

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24. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Preside over appeals from merit and union grievance claims by civilian state employees and law enforcement internal affairs proceedings.
  • Evaluated and commented on legislative proposals affecting trade agreements, U.S. industries, and trade law enforcement.
  • Led coordination effort during Burr Oak crisis in Summer 2009, overseeing incident command team comprised of local/federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Provide private investigations and consultative services in the areas of law enforcement, security operations, police and security instructional training.
  • Developed law enforcement programs to enhance community relations utilizing Community Oriented Policing and Problem Oriented Policing tactics and ideologies.
  • Directed the activities of civilian and military law enforcement personnel to include monitoring progress of major projects.

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25. Community Leaders

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Here's how Community Leaders is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Maintained close relationships with community leaders and groups as well as department heads and other county elected officials.
  • Point of contact for community leaders during contentious issues !
  • Coordinated technical exchange programs for community leaders from the US and Russia focusing on issues from mining to indigenous rights.
  • Helped manage and coordinate Hill Day logistics for the United Way's Community Leaders Conference.

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26. State Department

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Here's how State Department is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Liaised between the Governor's office and numerous state departments, facilitated inter-agency communication, and evaluated department policies.
  • Conferred with state departments and external stakeholders on policy priorities.
  • Lead developer and Treasury representative for Iraqi budget training at the State Department Foreign Service Institute (FSI).
  • Advised senior State Department officials on policy goals and objectives as well as findings and recommendations.
  • Represented the State Department as senior African expert working with DOD in planning Africa Command.
  • Supported State Department engagement with the UN to launch 20+ countries' national nutrition initiatives.
  • Supervised a state department with over 800 employees and a $1.3 billion budget.
  • Briefed senior State Department officials on suite of multilateral arms control treaties and implementation.
  • Assure global compliance with State Department policy goals.
  • Worked with officials of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Army.
  • Advanced the Governor's Renew Virginia initiative working with the state Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

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27. Information Technology

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Here's how Information Technology is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed training courses in budget formulation and analysis, information technology, and senior management leadership.
  • Formulated and guided policy regarding racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity in information technology and issues of small universities.
  • Provide expertise on the integration of quality measures into health information technology, particularly electronic health record systems.

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28. Economic Development

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Here's how Economic Development is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed agriculture/water resource management program design recommendations for USAID economic development project in Jordan, 1992.
  • Coordinated public-private partnerships aimed towards economic development in the islands.
  • Prepared a public document on the response of the provincial government to the 185 recommendations of ACRE on rural economic development.
  • Develop and implement civil rights, economic development, and labor policies for multiple agencies.
  • Participated in development and administration of brownfields, redevelopment, and economic development financing programs.
  • Served on Interagency Councils on business and economic development.

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29. Environmental Policy

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Here's how Environmental Policy is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Represented the Governor at meetings, legislative hearings, public events, and numerous negotiations related to environmental policy.
  • Worked with the chairman of the House Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Committee to develop environmental policy and set committee agendas.
  • Served as environmental policy advisor to the commissioner, handling constituent and elected official relations.

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30. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Drafted press releases and other communications to Capitol Hill and other external stakeholders regarding salient issues before the Chairman's office.
  • Drafted speeches, and press releases, and provided debate preparation to ensured candidate stayed on track at events.
  • Managed content of decisions in final stages before voting on decisions; reviewed and approved all related press releases.
  • Prepare talking points, fact sheets, and testimony as well as press releases, and web content.
  • Write press releases, op-eds, social media postings, speeches, floor statements, and talking points.
  • Drafted legislative concepts, committee testimony, policy statements, press releases, and floor speeches.
  • Drafted legislative bills, committee reports, press releases and speeches; public relations work.
  • Implement communications strategies including talking points, speeches, press releases, and other content.
  • Drafted over 100 policy position reports, press releases, correspondence, and talking points.
  • Provided content material (news stories, press releases, profiles, etc.)
  • Worked with communications department to develop campaign messaging, social media and press releases.
  • Provided background to reporters, assisted with content for press releases and the website.
  • Drafted press releases and edited communications of the acting Director and the Representative.
  • Formulated position statements, briefing papers, talking points and press releases.
  • Create speeches, press releases, talking points and floor statements.
  • Assisted with the preparation of press releases and public relations efforts.
  • Assisted in the preparation of press releases regarding areas of responsibility.
  • Assist the Communications Director in developing speeches and press releases.
  • Drafted press releases and website updates regarding current events.
  • Drafted positive press releases for candidate.

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31. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Represented Governor before legislators, interest groups and general public.
  • Conduct formal presentations to the general public and interested parties related to the implementation of agency policies.

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32. Policy Papers

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Here's how Policy Papers is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed campaign policy platform - including drafting 14 policy papers and responses to 65 questionnaires on behalf of the campaign.
  • Drafted policy papers on ICT policy and advised litigation strategies in developing countries.
  • Represent Treasury in U.S. government interagency meetings, draft policy papers and briefing materials for senior policy-makers.
  • Draft and review regulations, subregulatory guidance, and policy papers.
  • Contributed research to policy papers concentrating on media reform, Congressional ethics reform, and voting rights issues.
  • Reviewed and edited policy papers to provide discrete suggestions and input to scholars.

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33. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Liaised between different departments to effectively coordinate legislation through congressional processes and organize health care press operations.
  • Advised New Mexico Governor Richardson on policy and legal issues related to health care, child care and women's issues.
  • Crafted amendments and refinements to health reform and other health care legislation.
  • Key topics included education, health care and job creation.
  • Collaborate extensively with outside organizations to ensure their health care interests are addressed and to build support for our initiatives.
  • Set up appointments to make insurance sales Made cold calls to prospective clients Assisted businesses with compliance to Health Care Reform

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34. Policy Changes

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Here's how Policy Changes is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Review and implement policy changes required from all agencies, VA, FHA, USDA, and FNMA/Freddie.
  • Remain updated on company policy changes.
  • Developed policy proposals and ensured effective coordination and integration of recommended policy changes with broad agency-wide strategies.
  • Conducted analyses to evaluate program effectiveness and project impacts of policy changes and future requirements.
  • Developed briefings and provided training on procurement initiatives and policy changes.
  • Completed assigned policy changes in efficient and timely manner.

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35. State Agencies

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Here's how State Agencies is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Coordinate with other state agencies, including the departments of Health & Social Services, Labor, and Justice.
  • Worked with state agencies, advocacy and community groups to promote and develop coordinated legislative agendas and programs.
  • Coordinated agency initiatives with the Governor's Office, the State Budget Office and other State agencies.
  • Counseled several state agencies on factors such as performance measurement and the strategic allocation of resources.
  • Advised state agencies, stakeholders and interest groups on workforce development and criminal justice policy.
  • Acted as a facilitator/coordinator between the Governor's Office and extra-state agencies, i.e.
  • Advised Governor, legislature, and state agencies on telecommunications and technology issues.
  • Coordinated over $1B in energy programs across state agencies.
  • Work with legislators, state agencies, budget staff, and advocates to improve legislation.

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36. Medicare

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Here's how Medicare is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Submitted comments to the Federal Register for Medicare quality measurement programs.
  • Focused on decreasing cost and increasing revenue generated by a newly developed Medicare Advantage product.
  • Analyze and determine program eligibility based on Medicare requirements.
  • Obtained required Medicare certification to represent these plans.
  • Developed customized corporate compliance programs for Medicare providers.
  • Researched Medicare and Medicaid access in low-income communities of color.

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37. DHS

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Here's how DHS is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Appointed EEO Team Manager and supervised on-site EEO contract staff at DHS.
  • Served as a principle author and key personnel on the successful $25 million DHS contract proposal.
  • Planned international engagement and travel for DHS Secretary.
  • Managed single source contracts, supervised DHS Fellow for Public Service and served as representative for medically frailty appeals.
  • Proposed changing the TSA MD 2810.1and eventually the DHS MD 11056.1 to reflect these legal concerns.
  • Facilitated timely exchange of information between USCIS and law enforcement agencies, the Intelligence Community, and other entities within DHS.

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38. Foreign Policy

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Here's how Foreign Policy is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Coordinated with the Department of State Regional Bureaus to ensure US military activities in Africa were consistent with US foreign policy.
  • Drafted and co-authored pieces analyzing foreign policy, published in national news outlets including Newsweek and Politico.
  • Composed and edited articles for worldwide publication on international issues, including foreign aid and foreign policy
  • Coordinated with Foreign Policy Legislative Aide to research materials and draft constituent correspondence
  • Provided programmatic and administrative assistance for the Foreign Policy Department.
  • Interacted with legislators and foreign dignitaries regarding American foreign policy.

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39. Ngos

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Here's how Ngos is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Worked closely with NGOs in the region to facilitate border security training opportunities for senior Ministry of Interior officials.
  • Communicate with public service officials, stakeholders, and environmental NGOs
  • Maintained communication with NGOs and 2004 presidential campaigns - Created reports on nuclear weapons testing and international law
  • Collaborated with citizen activists, senators and other NGOs on strengthening state legislation on the environment.
  • Responded to policy inquiries from NGOs, party members, potential donors, and the public-at-large.
  • Developed guidance papers to help statutory bodies and NGOs in implement and evaluate racial equality practice.

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40. Community Development

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Here's how Community Development is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Coordinated with stakeholders to craft economic and community development initiatives.
  • Analyze yearly Community Development Block Grant allocations to ensure compliance with HUD regulations !

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41. Interest Groups

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Here's how Interest Groups is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Conducted meetings on behalf of my legislator with city, county, state and federal officials, interest groups and lobbyists.
  • Lobbied federal, state and local officials and public interest groups to ensure successful passage and implementation of new initiatives.
  • Worked with commissioners, staff and interest groups to shape regulatory policy.
  • Worked with all legislative support agencies Worked with the Governor's Office, interest groups and staff to develop legislation.

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42. Public Safety

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Here's how Public Safety is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Served as a member of the Public Safety Review Committee and the Board of Education Common Council Liaison Committee.
  • Represented Mayor on Public Safety Committee, which oversees police and fire departments.
  • Served as advisor to the Governor during the development of policy involving job creation and public safety.
  • Assisted the Lieutenant Governor with the oversight of all public safety agencies (i.e.
  • Identified and explained outsourced public safety training and information systems programs for county Intergovernmental Transition Team.
  • Developed strategic plans and research and evaluate the effectiveness of public safety initiatives.

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43. Usaid

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Here's how Usaid is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Conducted agricultural impact/water quality assessments and developed USAID project design recommendations for the Nile Delta, 1992.
  • Represented Congressman in diversity-initiative discussions with USAID and other government agencies.
  • Supported by USAID, Pact Inc;
  • Served as the principal Mission advisor for the analysis of USAID development policies in Ghana.
  • Assisted the Energy Commission from Kosovo via a USAID program where best practices were shared.
  • Managed evaluations and assessments to enhance USAID's utilization of information for decision making in designing and managing programs.

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44. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Provided diplomatic counsel to 4-star on geopolitical issues affecting US strategy.
  • Provided research and counsel on regulatory affairs pertaining to utilities.
  • Work equivalent to Senior Legislative Assistant/Legislative Counsel.
  • Provide advice and counsel to Senior Deputy Director, Director of DOH and Deputy Mayors.
  • Assisted mayor's legal counsel with whistle-blower complaints.

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45. Legislative Process

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Here's how Legislative Process is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Attended and analyzed Florida legislative committee meetings at the capitol during legislative session.
  • Gained knowledge of the Michigan legislative process and effective lobbying through political advocacy training.
  • Track and determine impact of consequential legislation and bill language as it moves through the legislative process.
  • Performed research that led to the composition of an amendment to an energy bill going through the legislative process.
  • Drive policy priorities through administrative, regulatory and legislative process.
  • Engaged in the legislative process during the Maryland General Assembly for the year 2015.

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46. Emergency

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Here's how Emergency is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • State of Emergency Travel Restrictions: Drafted legislation and negotiated with a variety of industries for its passage into law.
  • Coordinated with election lawyers during a successful count of absentee and emergency ballots.
  • Participated in the Emergency Operations Center during natural and manmade hazards threatening the island (i.e.
  • Collaborated with regulatory agencies, response members, transportation management, and field personnel in developing emergency response plans and maintenance.
  • Developed and coordinated Mass Notification Emergency Preparedness Drills for a daily population of over 146,000 Soldiers, Families and civilian community.
  • Created algorithm to identify cost savings opportunities through management of populations, focused on emergency use and unnecessary hospitalizations.

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47. CMS

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Here's how CMS is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Led development and publication of five CMS Capabilities reports for the HHS-Wide Compendium of Response and Recovery Resources and Capabilities.
  • Initiated, brokered and closed contracts with Blue Cross, CMS and major players with national Managed Care Organizations.
  • Succeeded in establishing reimbursement coverage for one-year old technology with CMS, Blue Cross, and et.al.
  • Facilitated the alignment of living donor policies with existing CMS regulations to minimize regulatory burden on transplant hospitals.
  • Maintained, updated and developed all Local Coverage Determination in compliance with CMS regulations.
  • Reviewed, interpreted, analyzed and commented on CMS and ONC guidelines for Meaningful Use and Health IT Certification Criteria.

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48. Advisory Committee

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Here's how Advisory Committee is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Organized the Parish-wide Recovery Advisory Committee to identify and engage strategic recovery priorities.

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49. Policy Statements

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Here's how Policy Statements is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Responded to requests for policy statements on behalf of the Governor of New Jersey.
  • Drafted speeches and policy statements.

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50. Natural Resources

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Here's how Natural Resources is used in Policy Advisor jobs:
  • Developed policies and methods of implementing policy concerning a range of legislative, environmental/natural resources and budgetary issues.
  • Perform analysis on energy and natural resources issues pertaining to proposed legislation.

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Online Courses For Policy Advisors

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a policy advisor is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since policy advisors benefit from having skills like public policy, policy issues, and policy development, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies
edX (Global)

Public policy puts laws into action. The executive branch directs the combined activities of the federal government to address a multitude of problems, from the environment to the economy. The policies of the United States affect social issues, economic growth, taxes, regulation, and foreign affairs. This course will take a broad view of public policy in America but will use specific examples, such as the 2008 economic downturn and climate change, to illustrate the wide-ranging effects of those...

Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy
edX (Global)

As public policies become increasingly complex and technical in nature there is a clear need for scientifically informed solutions to major public policy challenges. However, most researchers do not have the training to effectively engage with policymakers. This short course will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the...

Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners
coursera

In the U.S, social policy accounts for two-thirds of government spending. Knowing how policies are constructed, what values underlie them, and how they succeed or fail makes everyone more effective at work or in their civic role. This specialization includes an HONORS track in which learners will complete a professional social policy analysis. Teachers, health care workers, police, and social workers interact with policy daily, but all of us should care about the impact and effectiveness of thes...

Policy for Science, Technology and Innovation
edX (Global)

Innovation and accompanying science and technology are now seen not only to have a profound connection to our health and daily life, but also to the society’s economic growth and its corresponding ability to generate societal wellbeing and solve societal challenges -- and these economic and societal issues are deeply interrelated. This course focuses on science and technology policy – it will examine the science and technology innovation system, including case studies on energy, computing,...

US Social Services Compared
coursera

In all nations, social policy is a very large public investment. Course 1 will explore the size, structure, and outcomes of U.S. social policy and compare this policy to those of similar developed countries. The course will also probe the values this policy represents and the values debate regarding about how big our welfare state should be- in other words, how much of our education, housing, health, income support, and social services the government should supply and how much individuals should...

Global Health Policy
coursera

In this course, learners will become familiar with principles and theories of global health problems, and major challenges and controversies in improving global population health as well as practical applications of quantitative methods to analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. Topics will include health and foreign policy, health governance, acute disease surveillance, non-communicable diseases, burden of disease, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening, health...

Master Public Policy Analysis In Six Easy Steps: The Basics
udemy
4
(175)

An Introduction to Policy Analysis Concepts and Practice For The Real World!...

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis
edX (Global)

How healthy is the state of the economy? How can economic policy help support or restore health to the economy? These questions are at the heart of financial programming. In our FPP courses you will learn the building blocks of how to answer to these questions. Financial programming is a framework to analyze the current state of the economy, forecast where the economy is headed, and identify economic policies that can change the course of the economy. In Part 1 of the FPP sequence, presented by...

2015 Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association
udemy
4.7
(206)

Learn about leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policy makers and the American public...

Master Public Policy Analysis: Advanced
udemy
4.2
(112)

Learn Advanced Policy Analysis Concepts and Practice For The Real World!...

Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century
coursera

This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed to help participants develop skills to analyze policy proposals and advocate for their preferred options for issues on the public policy agenda ahead. The class assumes basic knowledge about governing institutions and democratic processes, while recommending supplemental materials for further study to complement reading links p...

2017 Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association
udemy
4.5
(412)

Learn about leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policy makers and the American public...

Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy
coursera

Welcome to "Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy". One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental/ecosystem health are linked. The concept provides a useful framework for examining complex health issues such as food safety and security, emerging and vector-borne diseases, and antimicrobial resistance. It can be used to analyze government policies to determine if they are effective in improving health and well-being. Agriculture is the foundation of ci...

FinTech Law and Policy
coursera

Being a successful FinTech firm requires more than just great technology; it also requires an understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to your business. This course will provide you with that understanding. You will learn about the critical legal, regulatory, and policy issues associated with cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, online lending, new payments and wealth management technologies, and financial account aggregators. In addition, you will learn how regulatory agencies...

EU policy and implementation: making Europe work!
coursera

People have become more critical of EU policy and often seem to prefer local policy solutions in response to globalisation problems. How do you experience EU policy? Does it help? And if not, how can we change this? In this course, we learn how the European Union prepares and decides on policy, and how policy is transferred to member states and implemented by various authorities, including regional and local governments. We discuss the challenges of the European multi-level governance structure...

Monetary Policy in the Asia Pacific
coursera

Watch the introduction video to the course here: https://youtu. be/U7dQzqtIFVg The Asia-Pacific region contains some of world's most dynamic economies. Economies around the globe rely on credible monetary policy implemented by central banking institutions. Monetary policy governs the liquidity available to the payment systems that underlie trade and finance. Smooth adjustment of liquidity can minimize instability in money and foreign exchange markets and keep inflation and growth on a secure foo...

Political Governance and Public Policy in Russia
coursera

The course is designed to study the features of the political structure of modern Russia. It contains both general information on the institutional, procedural and value components of the political system and public policy in Russia, as well as a description of the problems, contradictions and prospects for the political development of the country. The course contains three main modules: (1) the political system and regime in Russia: state institutions, political parties, civil society; (2) the...

Global Energy and Climate Policy
coursera

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. Th...

Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health
coursera

This MOOC is the first of its kind, since it addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Throughout the course you will cover a range of questions including what are drugs and why they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? You will also learn about the intricacies of the international drug control framework and the negative consequences of widespread prohibitio...

20 Most Common Skill For A Policy Advisor

Public Policy9.5%
Policy Issues7.4%
Policy Development7.3%
Key Stakeholders5%
Policy Recommendations4.3%
Policy Analysis3.6%
Policy Initiatives3.5%
Policy Research3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Policy Advisor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Public Policy
Public Policy
9.5%
9.5%
2
2
Policy Issues
Policy Issues
7.4%
7.4%
3
3
Policy Development
Policy Development
7.3%
7.3%
4
4
Key Stakeholders
Key Stakeholders
5%
5%
5
5
Policy Recommendations
Policy Recommendations
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Policy Analysis
Policy Analysis
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiatives
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Policy Research
Policy Research
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Government Officials
Government Officials
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Federal Agencies
Federal Agencies
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Human Services
Human Services
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Public Health
Public Health
2.8%
2.8%
13
13
Congressional Hearings
Congressional Hearings
2.7%
2.7%
14
14
Medicaid
Medicaid
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Policy Proposals
Policy Proposals
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Policy Positions
Policy Positions
2%
2%
17
17
Federal Government
Federal Government
2%
2%
18
18
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Sector
Sector
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
Special Projects
Special Projects
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
Financial Institutions
Financial Institutions
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Local Government
Local Government
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Community Leaders
Community Leaders
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
State Department
State Department
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Information Technology
Information Technology
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Economic Development
Economic Development
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Press Releases
Press Releases
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
General Public
General Public
1%
1%
32
32
Policy Papers
Policy Papers
1%
1%
33
33
Health Care
Health Care
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Policy Changes
Policy Changes
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
State Agencies
State Agencies
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Medicare
Medicare
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
DHS
DHS
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Ngos
Ngos
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Community Development
Community Development
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Interest Groups
Interest Groups
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Public Safety
Public Safety
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Usaid
Usaid
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Counsel
Counsel
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Legislative Process
Legislative Process
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Emergency
Emergency
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
CMS
CMS
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Policy Statements
Policy Statements
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Natural Resources
Natural Resources
0.4%
0.4%

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