….Can self-directed time work in government? Two cities — Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Bellevue, Washington — sought to answer that question. Rock Hill has a population of 69,967 and 912 full-time-equivalent (FTE) positions on its payroll, and Bellevue has 136,426 residents and 1,319 FTEs. In addition, a third city — Topeka, Kansas (with a population of 127,215 and 1,176.5 FTE) positions — attempted the experiment with one analyst. ….