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Megan commented on David B. Grinberg's blog post 'Retaliation is Leading EEO Complaint & Evolving Area of Employment Law'
"One factor that is changing the landscape for agencies and companies that retaliate is social media.  More and more complainants are getting online and sharing their stories as the complaint moves through the excruciatingly slow investigation…"
Apr 2
Megan shared Derek Belt's blog post on Twitter
Mar 29
Megan liked Derek Belt's blog post 'We need an exit strategy for Facebook'
Mar 29
Megan commented on David B. Grinberg's blog post 'Retaliation is Leading EEO Complaint & Evolving Area of Employment Law'
"Retaliation is the basis for the highest settlements, the most "severe and pervasive" incidents, and the malicious and reckless examples.  Boycott companies and expose government agencies who treat their workers like this.…"
Mar 28
Megan liked Pat Fiorenza's blog post 'Breaking Free of the Process Trap'
Mar 27
Megan commented on Benjamin J. Balter's blog post 'Want to innovate government? Focus on culture'
"Policies. Directives.  Laws that are ignored.  The more I look into the roots of bureaucracy, the more I realize that it is a policy issue.  There are so many policies that don't make any sense.  Policies that are…"
Mar 25
Megan shared Benjamin J. Balter's blog post on Twitter
Mar 25
Megan liked Benjamin J. Balter's blog post 'Want to innovate government? Focus on culture'
Mar 25
Megan commented on David B. Grinberg's blog post 'The Importance of "Diversity Thinking" -- and Compliance'
"If you want to join via Twitter, use hashtag #socialEEOC"
Mar 11
Megan liked David B. Grinberg's blog post 'The Importance of "Diversity Thinking" -- and Compliance'
Mar 11
Megan commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly'
"Here is more about abusive leadership in the military, although I want to be clear, I don't think bullying is unique to the military.  However, it seems obvious that the over-emphasis on hierarchy is another contributing factor, as…"
Feb 18
Megan commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly'
"There are so many issues related to bullying in the workplace: the impact on physical and mental health, the cost of lost hours of the victims, litigation, etc. AND alcohol and drug use.  This isn't a narrowly focused topic with no…"
Feb 18
Megan commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly'
"More here: http://www.stripes.com/us-military-s-alcohol-soaked-culture-taking-toll-on-servicemembers-1.201959  I rarely make comments like this without references to back them up.  Argue the points in the article if  you feel…"
Feb 17
Megan commented on Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly'
"My question is how much do drugs and alcohol play into the bullying incidents?  The military has a long history of overlooking alcohol addiction in the ranks, and former military personnel often make their way to other agencies after…"
Feb 17
Megan liked Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post 'Workplace Bullying Is A Form Of Domestic Violence, Counsel Victims Accordingly'
Feb 17

Profile Information

Current Title:
OpenGov Consultant
Current Agency or Organization
Self Employed
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
MSCS, University of Southern California
BSME, USC
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Come find me on twitter @meganesque

LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=hb_side_pro

Facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=602344599&ref...

Federal Intranet Content Managers: http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/community/groups/intranet.shtml
Topics I Care About
Leadership, Citizen Engagement, Open Source, Social Media, Digital Governance
I work for the government because:
Plenty of problems to solve..never a dull moment
Good thread on Starting a Facebook for Government
http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/starting-a-facebook-for

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Megan's Blog

End the Code of Silence

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 11:30am 4 Comments

Too often managers use the excuse of "maintaining good order and discipline" to mob an employee out of government for other reasons completely.  Overusing or misusing the disciplinary process is rampant, with "mobbing" or gang harassment on the rise.



The real reason for this is usually "retaliation".  Retaliation against a whistleblower, retaliation against an employee who complained about discrimination, retaliation against a Union or other administrative…

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Accountability Watch

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 6:30am 4 Comments

I would like to see a proliferation of sites like VA Accountability across federal, state and local government agencies.  The concept could be extended to include information (names, dates, summaries) about EEO complaints, grievances, and other administrative information exposing corrupt management to the world. This gets to the heart of corruption…

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When Governments Become Destructive

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

July Fourth marks the United States'  Independence Day. The central celebrated document, the Declaration of  Independence, that rejected British rule, was the masterpiece of democratic  expression written by Thomas  Jefferson in 1776.

The most profound lines aren't the more famous "When in the course of human  events" or "all men are created equal" but rather appear at the end of the…

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Open Government Partnership - Updates

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 11:30pm 3 Comments

NEW on the #OGP blog | Civil Society Coordinator Newsletter for March 2013. http://blog.opengovpartnership.org/2013/04/civil-society-n (...) … #opengov #civilsociety

 

Consultation now open to gather views on @opengovpart UK action plan – have your say here: http://ow.ly/jHkHT #opengov

 

What's next for the…

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At 2:01am on November 14, 2011, Joseph Towner said…

Hi Megan,

 

I noticed that you are a fellow Trojan. Please check out my essay for the 2011 GovLoop scholarship / essay contest, I'd appreciate your support.  If you like it at all, please click the "it's Awesome" button below it. 

Thanks & Fight On!

-Joe

http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/joseph-towner-community-service-grants 

At 3:13pm on December 30, 2010, GovLoop said…
Hey - Happy Holidays!  How's life going these days?
At 3:19pm on March 24, 2010, Andrea Schneider said…
Great! Then you can tell me all about it. I wish I was going, but am glad we will be meeting afterwards. You can reach me at 503-351-9985 directly. How fun!
At 12:32pm on March 24, 2010, Andrea Schneider said…
Hi Megan,
Thanks for joining the Social Networking Group. It's lively and depends on each of us tossing questions and ideas into the "pot" for discussion. I'm sure you will have a lot to add.
On another note, I am temporarily in Palo Alto and in your neighborhood. Maybe we could grab some coffee sometime.

Andrea
At 10:24am on January 22, 2010, Barry Everett said…
Thanks for joining the OpenGov21 group. We've come far, but the garden is only just sprouted, and and weeds are everywhere. ;-)
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