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Big News – Obama Asks Gov’t Employees for Ideas to Save $/Improve Performance

Big news from today’s Obama Weekly Address. Most importantly for gov’t folks: “Third, we’ll look for ideas from the bottom up. After all, Americans across the country know that the best ideas often come from workers – not just management. That’s why we’ll establish a process through which every government worker can submit their ideas… Read more »

GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler Honored at Fed 100

Last Wednesday evening, I was honored to have been invited by Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop and co-founder of Young Government Leaders, to accompany him to the Fed 100 Awards. Jeremy Ames led the charge for the award submission. Adriel Hampton and I contributed some language to the final nomination. It was a nice evening… Read more »

GovLoop Survey – Where Do You Work?

In the last GovLoop poll, we asked “Where do you work?” The response was: 48.0% Federal Government 10.6% State Government 18.2% Local Government 13.1% Gov’t Consulting 3.5% Professor/Student 6.6% Other My take-away from the poll is that GovLoop has a great diversity of thought leaders surrounding government. While federal government represent almost half of member,… Read more »

You’ll Never Get a Thank You

Government agencies rarely get thank-you letters from its citizens. When’s the last time a citizen ever wrote you to say you did a great job? When’s the last time you actually dealt directly with a citizen you are serving? But that is fine. As a nation, the U.S. is skeptical of government. It’s in our… Read more »