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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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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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Another One? Enough is enough.

Ten days and counting away from another potential federal government shutdown.  Joe Davidson, Federal Diary of the Washington Post has an article summarizing a thought-provoking report by the Partnership for Pubic Service entitled “Government Disservice.” Here’s the link to download … Continue reading

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What Can I Do? What Can You Do?

I visited my former agency and all seemed quiet.  I wondered what happened to the high energy.  What happened to the laughter and hum of conversations?  Is there anything I can do to help?  I actually wanted to start dancing … Continue reading

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A True Test of Bipartisanship?

You probably know that I am particularly concerned about the state of the U.S. transportation system.  Most of us take for granted that our local roads, bridges, highways will remain in reasonably good shape for our use day-to-day. I believe people think … Continue reading

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