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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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Good News and Other Stuff

Just in case you haven’t heard, President Obama signed into law H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  You remember that I have a soft spot for transportation infrastructure research and investment particularly for maritime transport.  So when I … 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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This is so important

The budget issue with the Department of Homeland Security is phenomenal to me. Remember from my last blog that I was still a federal employee when it was formed and I helped one agency that was in another Department move … Continue reading

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We Are Not the Enemy

We (Mark Wallace and Deborah Johnson-federal retirees) are releasing our second effort to improve the conversation about the federal government in general and the federal workforce specifically. This is our humble attempt at changing the conversation from negative to positive … Continue reading

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The 114th Congress is in Session

Those who lost in the last election have left.  Those voted in and returning have been sworn in where appropriate.  Now what? For the federal government and the federal workforce, there are some mixed signals.  Here are some things to consider. … Continue reading

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A calm after the elections?

There seems to be a  calm after the recent elections.  At this point, I’m watching and waiting to see what’s next for federal employees.  Maybe you are too. There have been rumbles in the news on various statements from the new congressional … Continue reading

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