IPS Strategic Plan



We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans. We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities. At the Institute for Public Service we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.


Center for Industrial
Services (CIS)
  County Technical
Assistance Service (CTAS)
  Law Enforcement
Innovation Center (LEIC)
Municipal Technical
Advisory Service (MTAS)
  Naifeh Center for Effective
Leadership (NCEL)
  Tennessee Language Center (TLC)


MTAS Earns USDA Grants

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), in collaboration with two fellow University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) agencies,...
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LEIC Receives Grant to Launch Rural Training Center

Rural law enforcement officers will see the benefits of a $1.3 million grant awarded to the University of Tennessee Law...
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CTAS Begins New Chapter

CTAS Manager of Information Technology & Environmental Services Jon Walden was named Interim Executive Director effective May 1. Walden follows...
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UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Developing Training Program to Minimize Biased-Based Policing in Law Enforcement

The University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) today announced plans to develop a training program to minimize biased-based...
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COVID-19’s Effect on Tennessee’s Businesses and Communities

The UT Institute for Public Service and its agencies hosted an online discussion about the state of the coronavirus in...
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Naifeh Center Expands Availability of CPM Program

As the Tennessee provider for the national Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership wants the...
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CTAS CCFO Program Strengthens County Financial Operations

A program designed to improve Tennessee county financial operations and the skills of finance personnel will graduate its first class,...
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Army CIDs Sharpen Investigative Skills with help from LEIC

What started in 2014 with two U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents attending the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s...
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