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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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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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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’s True – Can federal employees be fired now? Yes.

I know that Congress has a lot of hype going on about giving agency heads and managers the right to fire nonperforming federal employees.  Managers already have that right.  They may not do it now, because it takes time and documentation. … 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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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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