Category Archives: Constitution

Fighting to be Objective

I probably say this a lot, but it bears repeating.  I am a proud civil servant (retired) who worked in different agencies during my career.  This gives me insight into the workings of a variety of federal organizations across republican … Continue reading

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Attrition is nothing new

Really! Again? House Makes It Easier to Cut Federal Employees’ Pay, Slash Workforce Every administration has goals and promises to meet for its constituents.  Each one seems to have a focus on reducing the federal workforce and cutting their pay … Continue reading

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Back at It

Time to get back at it. The federal workforce may be coming upon yet another challenging period. A new administration enters into power in a few days. Many civil servants don’t really know what will happen.  Any change of administration … Continue reading

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Something Concrete

For this election season, I’ve been watching and waiting for either party’s documented views on the federal government, agencies and employees.  We have the first concrete view.  The Republic Party has released its 2016 Platform. According to Government Executive, “The Republican … Continue reading

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One more week

One More Week You have probably heard by now that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been funded for one more week.  Congress agreed and the President signed this agreement minutes before midnight, February 27, 2015. I don’t know the difference … Continue reading

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Can We Agree that We Need Good Government?

One of our founding fathers, the fourth U.S. President, James Madison, wrote: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a … Continue reading

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