Category Archives: federal employees

Emotional Moment

This is the first time I have ever heard of federal employees, including senior leadership defying the edicts of the incoming administration. Highly unusual. People in this country should be paying serious attention to this. Continue reading

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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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Alarmingly Useless

Reducing the federal workforce does nothing to fix our nation’s serious problems. It just gives people someone to blame thus providing a distraction. 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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Streamlining – A Good Word for This

  Congress is taking steps to streamline the federal hiring process.  It is about time.  We have needed some movement along these lines for a long time.  Even the Partnership for Public Service likes this one. Here’s the article in … Continue reading

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Not Another Happy New Year Message!

I know you may be tired of getting these “Happy New Year” messages.  I’m not though.  I happen to like going into another year.  Its another chance to get things right. After all the federal government is funded through the … Continue reading

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