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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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A Note – The Day Before Independence Day

I think the federal government has gotten worse for working families. It used to be the leader. When we had little ones, I had no problem from supervisors with bringing our children to work with me. Couldn’t take leave if … Continue reading

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Where are the e-mails?

When I heard the latest news reports about the lost IRS e-mails, I was not surprised.  From the perspective of a retired federal employee who has worked in a variety of agencies, e-mail problems are not unusual.  Many federal agencies have severe … 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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Expectations for 2014 ( A nice comment – finally)

Check out the article in today’s Washington Post entitled “Not a promise, but expect no furloughs in 2014” by Joe Davidson, Federal Diary.  This covers a conversation with House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md).  He is quoted as saying … Continue reading

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