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)


National Deaf History Month

Submitted by Lori Barton, IPS Admin The first public school for the deaf was opened on April 15, 1817 in...
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Celebrating Irish American Month

By Steve Wyatt In October 1990, Congress passed a Public Act to establish March 1991 as Irish-American Heritage Month. Since...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Elisha Hodge, MTAS Every year, during the month of March, we recognize the unparalleled obstacles that women have overcome...
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LEIC to Deliver Protocols to Native American Law Enforcement Personnel

The UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) is partnering on a U.S. Department of Justice grant to develop a program...
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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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