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Kathy Sciannella
  • Beltsville, MD
  • United States
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Kathy Sciannella commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post 'How to Not Get Fired Using Facebook at Work: The Writing's on the (Wrong) Wall'
"The reality is that you must be careful what you post on Facebook.  That is especially imperative with respect to workplace venting.    FIrst of all, Facebook and other forms of social media is now being veiwed as part of the…"
Mar 23, 2012
Kathy Sciannella replied to Andrew Krzmarzick's discussion 'How Can We Help Congress Have a Better Perception of Federal Employees?'
"Highlight the important work that we do.  Put a face on what we do.  The Federal government keeps your food safe, we protect your borders, we ensure your airline flight is safe....the list goes on and on.   Unfortunately, most…"
Feb 23, 2012
Kathy Sciannella replied to Andrew Krzmarzick's discussion 'Being Like Brady: Is It Healthy for Leaders to Admit Failure?'
"I was also impressed by his comments and stunned.  How many times do we see key people admit when their performance was not stellar?  I think that it is important for leaders to both admit mistakes and take responsiblity for…"
Jan 26, 2012
Kathy Sciannella commented on Tricia's blog post 'HR=Humans Represent: A Future-Proof Career Field?'
"Her expectations were not realistic -- I have been in the workplace for over 25 years, and many processes, regulations, and work methods have changed.   The reality of work is that change will be a constant.  Whether you are in…"
Jan 12, 2012
Kathy Sciannella replied to Shannon Donelson's discussion 'What Was Your First Car?'
"Mine was a Blue 1976 Pontiac Ventura, which bucket seats, wrap around windows and white leather interior.  It was a gift from my parents for high school graduation.  It was an 8-cylinder so really had some power and a great car to drive in…"
Dec 23, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Doris Tirone's blog post 'Hiring Reform: Do You Want Fast or Competent?'
"You always want competent.  Hiring unqualified employees helps no one -- HR, Hiring Authority, Agency.  It is a very expensive mistake.   Applicants need to learn how to write effective resumes.  There are plenty of resources out…"
Dec 20, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Natalie Jennings's blog post 'What was the biggest #GovOops of the year?'
"I have to nominate.....(drum roll please) USA Jobs launch.  Why would OPM think they could do better than a private company who manages other job boards?  As a HR recruiter who uses USA Jobs, it was a mess.  We had applications lost,…"
Dec 13, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post '10 Professional Secrets for a Friday'
"I use my Iphone to keep my to do list, information, notes to myself -- keeps everything in one place.  Another trick I used, when I was renovating my kitchen is that when we looked at various cabinets, hardware, etc is that I took pictures of…"
Dec 13, 2011
Kathy Sciannella updated their profile
Dec 12, 2011
Kathy Sciannella liked Dr. GovLoop's blog post 'GovLoop 2011 Charity Challenge: Federally Employed Women (FEW)'
Dec 12, 2011
Kathy Sciannella joined Mary Davie's group


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Dec 8, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Natalie Jennings's blog post 'What makes older federal workers' job satisfaction decline?'
"As an over 50 government employee who has only been with Federal government for 3 years, I'd say the decline of enthusiasm comes from our length of experience.  When management rolls out the next big thing, you say, "Hmm, been…"
Oct 28, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Gadi Ben-Yehuda's blog post 'Advice for (and from) Married Men'
"My advice  would be:   1.  Put each other first.  There will be work, friends, family, and perhaps, kids but remember you chose each other and make each other a priority.  (Sage advice my mother gave me prior to…"
Sep 30, 2011
Kathy Sciannella liked James E. Evans, MISM, CSM's discussion 6 Stress Busters. Choose Your Weapon.........
Aug 18, 2011
Kathy Sciannella commented on Deborah Johnson's blog post 'Gettin' a Better Gig'
"Take the better job.   You needed a stop gap job to keep yourself afloat but there is no shame in going after the better job.  Be loyal to yourself first. "
Jul 27, 2011
Kathy Sciannella replied to GovLoop's discussion 'How do you know if a USAJOBS posting is "real"?' in the group Human Resources
"Automated staffing systems are making postings shorter in length.  Also, with the current job market, HR is getting plenty of good applicants for all positions regardless of geographic area.   Federal government is no different than…"
Jul 12, 2011

Profile Information

Current Title:
Human Resource Specialist
Current Agency or Organization
What Best Describes Your Role?
Educational Background (Degree, School):
PHR Certification
Bachelor's of Science, HR Management
Topics I Care About
Fun Stuff, HR / Training, Leadership, Performance Mgmt
I work for the government because:
Great working environment, good pay and stable work environment.
My favorite public servant is:
Barack Obama

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At 12:34am on September 26, 2009, I.J said…
Hello Kathy,

Thank you for joining GovLoop. Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.


I.J Ezeonwuka
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