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Amanda Parker's Discussions

How to Hire Our Returning Vets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David B. Grinberg Aug 10, 2013. 1 Reply

I am curious if anyone on govloop would be able to provide a well-known and somewhat vetted resource for sharing new job opportunities with veterans. I believe that the leadership skills and unique…Continue

Do you feel safe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Parker Apr 23, 2013. 29 Replies

I am compelled to post something briefly here because I'm stunned by the events of this week. Stunned by the attacks in Boston and the images we're being bombarded with on the news. Stunned with how…Continue

Are Federal Workers Underpaid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Albetski Mar 11, 2011. 4 Replies

Today at 1:30pm the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing discussing both the pro and con sides of pay-for-performance in government.The hearing is being broadcast live on c-span…Continue

Tags: government performance


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Amanda Parker commented on Donna Dyer's blog post '4 Ways We Can Disrupt the Federal Hiring Process'
"Thank you for this important post and I can't wait to hear more about PMF. I set out to earn my MPP with my eyes on a federal career and the PMF. the process was competitive and I didn't make it though, but the worst part was myself and…"
May 9
Amanda Parker liked Karla Brandau's blog post 'TGIF - tips for heading out the door'
May 5
Amanda Parker commented on Emily Jarvis's blog post 'Retirement: Why the Next Generation Needs a Plan'
"Mark, the Brookings panel sounds really interesting. I've always felt like I was saving a lot but looking at the number of peak earning years vs. retirement years  is definitely a new perspective. Thanks!"
Feb 4
Amanda Parker liked Emily Jarvis's blog post 'Retirement: Why the Next Generation Needs a Plan'
Feb 4
Amanda Parker liked Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Are You Training Your Team To Be Incompetent?'
Feb 3
Amanda Parker liked Meiko Patton's blog post 'The One Quality You Need to Succeed in 2014'
Jan 2
Amanda Parker liked Lauren Lane's blog post 'You Don't Need A Consultant: 5 Tips To Improve Your Efficiency On Your Own'
Dec 10, 2013
Amanda Parker commented on Lauren Lane's blog post 'You Don't Need A Consultant: 5 Tips To Improve Your Efficiency On Your Own'
"I had a very similar experience with the shutdown, but now that we are knee deep in holiday madness I'm losing grip on those great lessons learned. Thanks for the reminder! Also, I really support the "personalized agenda" point. I…"
Dec 10, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Erin Gee's blog post 'Good Read: The Y Factor: How to Nurture Star Qualities in Millennials'
Oct 24, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Henry Brown's blog post 'Personal Goal and Thank You'
Oct 16, 2013
Amanda Parker commented on Doris Tirone's blog post 'Are You Ready? 20 Jobs of the Future'
"I dream of the day where there is a position in all agencies and at all levels of government for doing two things: First, crowd funding public works projects. For example, a kickstarter campaign for a new neighborhood park, maybe with public funds…"
Sep 17, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Doris Tirone's blog post 'Are You Ready? 20 Jobs of the Future'
Sep 17, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Joshua Millsapps's blog post 'Finding your rhythm: Not just for sports'
Sep 10, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Kim Truong's blog post 'Compete Like a Man, Lead Like a Woman'
Aug 20, 2013
Amanda Parker liked Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D.'s blog post 'Tours of Duty: Matching Workplace Flexibility with Career Flexibility'
Aug 20, 2013
David B. Grinberg replied to Amanda Parker's discussion 'How to Hire Our Returning Vets?'
"Great question, Amanda.  Check out the following: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs Twitter: @DeptVetAffairs Also try the VA web site. Hope this helps."
Aug 10, 2013

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Management Analyst
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NASA, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits
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American University, Masters of Public Policy, May 2011
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Amanda Parker's Blog

Regulating Risk

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

As some may have already read elsewhere, Tim Samaras, along with his son Paul Samaras and colleague Carl Young, were among the at least 13 confirmed fatalities of an EF-3 Tornado that struck El Reno, OK on Friday, May 31st. Tim was a well-respected member of the storm chasing community lauded for his outreach efforts and emphasis on safety in chasing. He was also a record-breaking researcher and true innovator in the field of tornado and severe weather data collection and…


Leading a Life of Public Service

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

Yesterday I came across a talk recently given by President Clinton at Georgetown University. It is part of a series he will be doing on advice for a life in public service. I listened to this talk mainly because I am starting to re-imagine my public service career and I am unsure whether or not government is the right fit for me. I think President Clinton offered many great pieces of advice, and I encourage others to…


What Now?

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 8:00am 24 Comments

I'm pretty sure my situation is not unique, so I thought I would reach out to this amazing community to ask, "What now?"


When I first came to DC to pursue my MPP I knew it was going to be a challenge. I had zero experience in government or politics and the closest I had ever been to the Hill was watching C-SPAN. Nevertheless, I worked hard in class, networked with professionals (insert shameless plug for AABPA here) and…


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At 4:24pm on October 31, 2011, Benjamin Wilson said…

Hi Amanda!

Thank you for sharing your experience. I have definitely been there - I recently relocated from Florida after two years of looking for a job in DC and landed a great opportunity at USDA. I also connected with AABPA members while looking for a job in Florida. I have been very fortunate to get where I am.


I love your depiction of the road to success!


If you enjoy working at GAO, I would encourage you to explore all your options in remaining with the agency. I'm sure knowing what avenue to go down will set you on the right path. You're bright and optimistic - any agency would be lucky to have you. Continue to network with professional oraganizations and people, and look out job opportunities related to your portfolio at GAO.


Hopefully, we meet at the symposium and can talk more then.

At 2:41pm on October 31, 2011, Katelyn Keegan said…

Hey Amanda! You should come join the American University Alumni Group on GovLoop! It is always good to see other alumni from AU - Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

At 11:49am on September 21, 2011, Melissa Merrell gave Amanda Parker a gift
Hi Amanda - thank you for adding to our discussion about the title for AABPA's Fall Symposium. I look forward to seeing you at the event!
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