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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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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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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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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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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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Time to Take a Stand and Be Honest

Mark and I were given the opportunity to express our views on the state of civil service yesterday at the Census Bureau.  We talked about how civil service was once considered an honorable profession but is no longer honored.  We talked … Continue reading

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