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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)


University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services Brings Supply Chain Support to Manufacturers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is introducing CONNEX™ Tennessee, a new program launching June 22, which...
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IPS Accepting Scholarship Applications

Applications for the Mary and Jack Jinks Scholarship as well as the Jim and Marie Murphy Scholarship are now being accepted. The Jinks Scholarship...
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UT Center for Industrial Services Certifies New Economic Developers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) recently graduated the 15th class through its Tennessee Certified Economic...
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Kim Harmon named Executive Director of Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership

Kim Harmon, a long-time state of Tennessee employee, will serve as the next executive director of the Naifeh Center for...
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Walden Named CTAS Executive Director

The UT Institute for Public Service (IPS) has named Jon Walden as executive director of the County Technical Assistance Service...
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IPS Celebrates 50 Years

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: The Evolution of IPS https://youtu.be/ciRzxo21eyM Fifty years. Six current agencies. More than $1.43 billion...
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Employees Share Practical Experience

Whether someone wants to learn to speak another language or police departments want to offer de-escalation training to their officers,...
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Scholarship Applications Available

IPS is now accepting applications for the Mary and Jack Jinks Scholarship as well as the Jim and Marie Murphy...
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