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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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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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Choose a federal career – Internships

This is a special issue on federal government internship opportunities. In spite of what you hear in the news these days, the federal government is still an excellent career choice. Federal job opportunities are nation-wide and some opportunities are global. … Continue reading

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A big problem needs a real fix, this time

This article in the Wall Street Journal entitled U.S. Struggles to Draw Young, Savvy Staff, Percentage of Government Employees Under 30 Hit 8-Year Low in 2013 by  Rachel Feintzeig speaks directly to what I’ve been seeing as a major problem in the federal … Continue reading

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Federal Government investing in its workforce? I hope so.

The new OPM Director, Katherine Archuleta, was quoted as saying that she is  “focused on how to take the talent, experience and wisdom of our employees and build upon it.”  I truly hope this is true.  – http://m.govexec.com/management/2014/02/opm-director-feds-i-am-here-you/79642/?oref=govexec_today_nl In the beginning of my … Continue reading

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State of the Union – Expectations of Civil Servants

Well, today is the day.  This is President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address.  What should we expect? I expect at least a sentence or two thanking U.S. federal employees for their dedicated service in spite of being plagued … Continue reading

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