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)


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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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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