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Crossing Over?

Started Dec 19, 2012 0 Replies

What's the best way to cross over into federal employment from state employment?  Are there topics you can negotiate on like leave time?  Continue

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Jo Youngblood commented on Kent Aitken's blog post 'I'm Fine, Thanks'
"Your statement of "apply passion to the work they have chosen" resonates with me.  I geared my entire college education towards child and welfare policy.  I picked up some finance and accounting along the way to make sure…"
Jan 30, 2013
Jo Youngblood replied to Josh Nankivel's discussion 'What's the Single Most Important Thing In Project Management?'
"Absolutely!!"
Jan 4, 2013
Jo Youngblood replied to Josh Nankivel's discussion 'What's the Single Most Important Thing In Project Management?'
"Communication.  If you can't communicate to management about your project, you'll never achieve the buy-in you're looking for.  If you can't communicate to your project team about expectations, they probably won't…"
Jan 3, 2013
Jo Youngblood commented on Jo Youngblood's blog post 'Government and Performance Measures'
"My initial reaction to Peter's first post is that this is how I would talk about performance measures whereas Steve's comment is how I would analyze performance measures..."
Oct 30, 2012
Peter Sperry commented on Jo Youngblood's blog post 'Government and Performance Measures'
"Steve - Agreed. You might also want to develop them independently in order to test different ways of archiving the same results. Ex. Substituting one set of out puts for another to produce the same outcomes. This can help measure two positive…"
Oct 30, 2012
Steve Richardson commented on Jo Youngblood's blog post 'Government and Performance Measures'
"Peter described what is usually referred to as a "logic model" - a theoretical relationship supported by evidence in the form of measures.  Instead of attempting to cover it all in one statement, I would ask what measures are…"
Oct 30, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Don Duggins's discussion 'If You Could Enhance One Thing About Your Organization, What Would It Be?'
"And conflicting guidelines.. like HR confidentiality around payroll but then all our payroll is published in the local newspaper each year anyways and is available for view at the University library.  You don't even need an open records…"
Oct 22, 2012
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Government and Performance Measures

Part of my current employment is to understand and appreciate the impact MAP 21 may have on transportation operations and especially how transportation operations relates to congestion (rather than capacity or toll).  Pretty specific there.  What's not so specific is MAP 21.  As a result, there is now a nationwide dialogue occurring about what these performance measures should be.So what are your thoughts about performance measures?  Do you prefer being able to tie them to statements like "for…See More
Oct 19, 2012
Peter Sperry commented on Jo Youngblood's blog post 'Government and Performance Measures'
"You have put forward good measures which should be linked with each other.  "For every dollar spent on Z activity, we produced K number of output varialble Z that reduced something bad by Y units or  increased something good by Y…"
Oct 18, 2012
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Government and Performance Measures

Part of my current employment is to understand and appreciate the impact MAP 21 may have on transportation operations and especially how transportation operations relates to congestion (rather than capacity or toll).  Pretty specific there.  What's not so specific is MAP 21.  As a result, there is now a nationwide dialogue occurring about what these performance measures should be.So what are your thoughts about performance measures?  Do you prefer being able to tie them to statements like "for…See More
Oct 18, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Don Duggins's discussion 'If You Could Enhance One Thing About Your Organization, What Would It Be?'
"Right... timing of implementation is critical.  Perhaps when the "old guard" begins to retire out will be a prime time to consider such a paradigm shift.  The other option would be to phase it in with only the new hires and allow…"
Oct 12, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Stephen Peteritas's discussion 'But I Don't Want To Work THERE!!!'
"Right!!  :) But there's still something to be said about that unexpected run in with a colleague and bouncing ideas off each other and sketching that idea out on the back of a napkin on the fly.  There's just some magic that…"
Oct 11, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Don Duggins's discussion 'If You Could Enhance One Thing About Your Organization, What Would It Be?'
"Well for starters you at least need to be able to switch tracks without having to start all over.  Sure, there's a learning curve when you move from say an IT position to a Researcher position but if that Research position is on…"
Oct 11, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Don Duggins's discussion 'If You Could Enhance One Thing About Your Organization, What Would It Be?'
"Career ladders. The old school notion of career ladders do not keep up with the younger generation that's coming in.  The career ladder assumes that you'll do the same kind of job for the next 20-30 years of your employment and if you…"
Oct 11, 2012
Jo Youngblood replied to Stephen Peteritas's discussion 'But I Don't Want To Work THERE!!!'
"My employer will only cover the costs of travel from your designated headquarters office to where ever.  It deals with the perpetual urban sprawl that occurs in Texas (lots of people live outside of the city and commute into the field offices,…"
Oct 11, 2012
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Program Coordinator - Research & Implementation
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Texas Transportation Institute
What Best Describes Your Role?
Program Mgmt
Educational Background (Degree, School):
MPSA, Public Policy - Texas A&M University
BA, Psychology - Southern Methodist University
Topics I Care About
Budget, Career, Leadership, Performance Mgmt, Program Mgmt
My favorite public servant is:
too many to choose from.

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Government and Performance Measures

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 10:28am 4 Comments

Part of my current employment is to understand and appreciate the impact MAP 21 may have on transportation operations and especially how transportation operations relates to congestion (rather than capacity or toll).  Pretty specific there.  What's not so specific is MAP 21.  As a result, there is now a nationwide dialogue occurring about what these performance measures should be.

So what are your thoughts about performance measures?  Do you prefer being able to tie them to…

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Open Government and Taxes

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Atlanta recently thumbs downed a proposal to increase taxes to fund much needed transportation improvements.  Although the tax hike would have been 1% and would have in theory created an economic boom in the area, the residents responded resoundingly that they don't trust their government and wont give the government any more money.  So are states and local governments that are engaging in open government programs experiencing better success at obtaining funds from tax payers?  Is it really…

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FMLA and the Public Sector

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

So, I just came back from a couple weeks of maternity leave.  People think I'm crazy not to have taken the full 3 months off after having a baby.  There's also the misconception that I would be paid for all 3 months, not just for the leave time I have accrued.  I'm not complaining though.  My current employer has been very flexible with allowing me to work some time from home and certain hours in the office until my newest little one can begin regular childcare.  I feel like at least with…

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Capacity Maturity Models: Why do them and who cares?

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 9:53am 3 Comments

So sure, I've read a ton about doing a capacity maturity model and in theory (and according to my practice versions) I understand how to do one.  But in reality, I'm finding it more difficult to place this tool into practice.  So when do you implement this kind of tool?  Do you do it because the sponsor of your project requested it?  How useful has it been for you?

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