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More from "The Government Man" on the GSA Scandal and the IG's Midnight Raid

Started Oct 11, 2012 0 Replies

My previous discussion post on this subject generated a lot of interest so I decided it was time to prepare another You Tube production. This was designed to provide an insider's viewpoint on all of…Continue

Tags: humor, IG, scandal, GSA

What happened to the GSA scandal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaime Gracia Oct 6, 2012. 7 Replies

The GSA scandal has been quiet, save for that ridiculous midnight raid by the IG (for which I read a lot of excuses but no apology). It's been almost four months since my last You Tube zinger.…Continue

Tags: humor, scandal, general, inspector, gsa

Do You Think the STOCK Act Will Have a Significant Impact on Curbing the Questionable Practices of Our Legislators?

Started Feb 10, 2012 0 Replies

I don't.  The House and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed what I see as self-serving bills which create the illusion that they are now policing themselves. Everyone jumped on the bandwagon of…Continue

Tags: illegal, congress, ethics

Who was your quirkiest boss?

Started this discussion. Last reply by GovLoop Jun 11, 2011. 5 Replies

 In lieu of a blog this week I decided to post a question. Who was the quirkiest boss you encountered (no names please) in your career? In…Continue

Tags: quirky, humor, boss

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"On My Watch" - Martha Johnson's Book About Her GSA Time (and the GSA Scandal)

The Thanksgiving lull was a good time for me to read On My Watch. I had retired well before Martha Johnson became GSA Administrator. I was there however, in a high level position, when she was Chief of Staff to GSA Administrator David Barram. During Mr. Barram's administration, GSA, in my opinion, underwent the most dramatic cultural change in its history. The agency went from a regulatory to a service-oriented mode. There were major changes in the way GSA handled information technology as well…See More
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Martha Johnson's Book About GSA

So now former administrator Martha Johnson has written a book about her days at GSA. More power to her. I haven't read the book yet but I'm sure it's a good read, especially for ex-GSA junkies like me.  My comments are not  intended as a knock against Ms. Johnson, but are more about the system with which she was saddled.       This is presumably a management and leadership book, at least according to its Amazon classification. Yet during Ms. Johnson's watch GSA was riddled with questionable…See More
Oct 29, 2013
Alan L. Greenberg commented on Emily Jarvis's blog post 'On My Watch, Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience - Part One with Martha Johnson'
"I haven't read the book yet but I'm sure it's a good read, especially for ex-GSA junkies like me. One comment on the interview. Ms. Johnson was far too polite and politically correct in explaining her taking the fall for the GSA…"
Oct 24, 2013
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Carol Kruse commented on Alan L. Greenberg's blog post 'The Government Can Save Dollars by Eliminating Pennies (and Why it Will Never Happen)'
"What, no more loose change under the couch cushions, or on the floor of the car?  How would I pay for my next "Big Mac attack"?  (Fast food, another lobby heard from)"
Sep 5, 2013
Henry Brown commented on Alan L. Greenberg's blog post 'The Government Can Save Dollars by Eliminating Pennies (and Why it Will Never Happen)'
"I too was surprised on my visit to Winnepeg in August... What was even more surprising, to me at least, is that I can remember the "noise" over doing this late last century on my rather frequent visits to eastern Canada.  Spent a few…"
Sep 4, 2013
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The Government Can Save Dollars by Eliminating Pennies (and Why it Will Never Happen)

(Author’s Note! My comments are a bit tongue-in-cheek, although with a lot of underlying truths based on my career experiences.  Please consider it fun stuff. I loved my career!)During a recent trip to Canada I noticed that each time I received change it was rounded to the nearest nickel. At first I thought it was just an expediency but then I learned that Canada had eliminated pennies from cash transactions earlier this year. Makes sense.The US would save big time by doing the same thing but…See More
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The Government Can Save Dollars by Eliminating Pennies (and Why it Will Never Happen)

(Author’s Note! My comments are a bit tongue-in-cheek, although with a lot of underlying truths based on my career experiences.  Please consider it fun stuff. I loved my career!)During a recent trip to Canada I noticed that each time I received change it was rounded to the nearest nickel. At first I thought it was just an expediency but then I learned that Canada had eliminated pennies from cash transactions earlier this year. Makes sense.The US would save big time by doing the same thing but…See More
Sep 4, 2013
Alan L. Greenberg commented on Joshua Millsapps's blog post 'Stay active, stay interested and stay young'
"Well said. Take it from an active and feisty retiree. I am busier in retirement than during my career (and my career was not a walk in the park - see my last blog for more on that).  I had a wise old uncle who said, "There will be plenty…"
Aug 21, 2013
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Consultant and Author (Retired Senior Excutive - GSA)
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BBA, MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York
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I work for the government because:
It was a most rewarding career. I managed high profile mega-projects. I now enjoy sharing my experiences.
My favorite public servant is:
Many - including the dedicated people of my staff.


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The New GSA Scandal - or How to Highlight Stupidity

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I hate to blow my own horn but all those nasty things I said about the created GSA scandal of 2012 in my GovLoop blogs and You Tube extravaganzas turned out to be true. The presidential election is…

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State of the Union and The Rolling Stones

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

I've been quite for a while. Time for some fun stuff.

 

What do the Rolling Stones have to do with the State of the Union address?  For me, quite a bit.

 

In my book,…

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"On My Watch" - Martha Johnson's Book About Her GSA Time (and the GSA Scandal)

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The Thanksgiving lull was a good time for me to read On My Watch.

 

I had retired well before Martha Johnson became GSA Administrator. I was there however, in a high level position, when she was Chief of Staff to GSA Administrator David Barram. During Mr. Barram's administration, GSA, in my opinion, underwent the most dramatic cultural change in its history. The agency went from a…

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Martha Johnson's Book About GSA

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

So now former administrator Martha Johnson has written a book about her days at GSA. More power to her. I haven't read the book yet but I'm sure it's a good read, especially for ex-GSA junkies like me.  My comments are not  intended as a knock against Ms. Johnson, but are more about the system with which she was saddled. 

      This is presumably a management and leadership book, at least according to its Amazon…

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At 12:46pm on August 2, 2011, Vanestra Myers said…
Thanks for the welcome.  Sorry I am late responding BUT I am caught up in the Congressional non-vote regrading extending the FAA's reauthorization bill so I have been in a furlough status since July 23rd with clock still ticking.  These are very uneasy times for me and my co-workers (estimated at 4000 nationwide) impacted by this furlough.  Do not know when I will be back at work and ready for productivity, to say the least.  I will check in periodically.  Thanks again VAN
At 1:15pm on February 16, 2011, Candace Riddle said…
IT IS HERE!!!
At 2:54pm on February 7, 2011, Candace Riddle said…
I officially ordered the BOOK!!! B&N shipped it out today!  So glad that I will have some post Graduate reading to do in a few weeks when I am finished with school.  HOORAY!
 
 
 

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