Category Archives: partisanship

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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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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Budget Negotiations Continue

Now what is this FAST Act? Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act”
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Have things changed?

When I heard that Congress was reaching a two-year debt ceiling agreement, I asked myself if things have changed now. I looked around the news and conversations to get some sense of answers to this question.  I am hopeful that … Continue reading

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We Can’t Get to Solve the Real Problems

Because we are back to a countdown to another potential federal government shutdown, we can’t get to the real problems in federal government agencies and the federal workforce.  We all know that these real problems need to be addressed.  They can’t … Continue reading

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