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Can We Ever Get Off The Pay Carousel – Or Just Keep Going Around?

It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation. 

The…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 17, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Who's The Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State? + 7 gov stories that matter

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  • Are you happy in your job? What do you think about government? How do you view your job? Is the government working as effectively as it could? These are just a few of the questions that the Office of Personnel Management asks in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Taking a cue from Pharrell William’s catchy song “Happy,” OPM is looking to improve feds’ job satisfaction. But in…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 15, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Preparing to talk big data with chief data officers - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 14, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

External Hacking a Top Cybersecurity Concern — But Your People Pose a Problem, Too

When it comes to cybersecurity, knowing where your threats are coming from is key. Turns out, more than half of IT government pros said they think the threats are coming from the outside. 

External hacking is the top cybersecurity threat plaguing federal agencies, according to a new poll of over 200 IT security…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making the government cool again - seems so 2008 - Plus Your 7 Stories

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  • Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over whether federal employees are overpaid, or in the view of some, underpaid.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Real Pay Debate - Not A Number, But Proper Compensation

Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

In The Post-Snowden World, Security Is Ever Changing - Plus The 7 Gov Stories

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  • Most people acknowledge the federal government’s civil service system is pretty much broken. It has been called woefully inadequate for the challenges of the 21st century, and frankly one of the biggest impediments to creating the best government possible, that’s the assessment coming from a new report from the partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 7, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

The Quiet Crisis - Gov's Woefully Inadequate Pay System

“Money, money, money” – that’s often the refrain you hear from federal civil servants, who feel they don’t get paid enough. Not nearly enough. Chris Dorobek calls the pay system, “woefully inadequate for the challenges of the 21st century.”

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton agrees. The report even goes as far as to say that…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Smarter-spending Solutions for State and Local Governments

Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it.  If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.

-H. James Harrington …

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Added by Kara Batt on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Evidence-based analysis of sustainability initiatives. Part 3: Subsidies and externalities.

Energy production from fossil fuels is estimated to cause 30,000 excess deaths per year in the US from pollution.  More US citizen die every year from this pollution than the cumulative deaths from all the years of our recent wars. It causes an estimated 400,000 deaths worldwide. 

On top of this, its global warming costs are estimated to be in the range of trillions of dollars.  

Such…

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Added by William F. Goetz, MD on April 4, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Four Ways To Improve Procurement

Last year, in the midst of the Healthcare.gov’s troubled launch, President Obama said government IT procurement needs to be blown up and built anew. But how do you blow up federal procurement effectively?

Healthcare.gov troubled procurement wasn’t the only high profile…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 3, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Want Better Government? Pay Better - Plus The 7 Gov Stories

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  • Last year, in the midst of the Healthcare.gov’s troubled launch, President Obama said government IT procurement needs to be blown up and built anew. But how do you blow up federal procurement effectively? We look at four potential solutions with Appian’s Chris…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Need For Civil Service Reforms - Plus The 7 Gov Stories

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  • Every day on the DorobekINSIDER program we try to tell good government stories to help you do your job better. Today we get to highlight a program that is helping people do their jobs better by showing the power of partnerships; it’s an awesome program called…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 2, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Take A Voyage - Why The Partnership Program Is Making A Difference

Every day on the DorobekINSIDER program we try to tell good government stories to help you do your job better. Today we get to highlight a program that is helping people do their jobs better by showing the power of partnerships; it’s an awesome program called Voyagers. Voyagers is part of the Industry Advisory Council in the American…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 2, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The government challenge of the revolving door - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • The definition of, of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So that begs the question is there a better way to create a political platform? David Cole thinks so. He has posted his platform on Github, and you can help him shape policy.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on April 1, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Security in the Post-Snowden World - Plus Your 7 Gov Stories

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  • The federal IT landscape is shifting. Now more than ever, contractors and the federal government alike are looking to buy and sell government services, not hardware. Think cloud computing over data centers. But the shift is causing some problems, because the federal procurement system simply isn't set up to handle those types of agile service contracts. Also making the shift difficult…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on March 31, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Contracting Check-In - Where Does The Market Stand In The Wake Of The Shutdown

The federal IT landscape is shifting. Now more than ever, contractors and the federal government alike are looking to sell and buy government services, not hardware. Think cloud computing over data centers. But the shift is causing some problems, because the federal procurement system simply…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on March 31, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

DOD losing one of the best and brightest - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

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  • The past year has been tough for government works, the pay freeze, sequestration and then the dreaded government shutdown, to name just a few. But what made the year even more difficult was the lack of support and thanks given to public workers. The public's faith in government dropped. Morale sagged. And feds felt like the world didn't value the work they did on a daily basis.…

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Added by Christopher Dorobek on March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Performance Budgeting: Lessons from the States

When times are tight and states have effect performance budgeting processes, they are less likely to use across-the-board cuts.  Are there lessons here for the federal government?

New research findings by a team led Dr. Daniel Mullins at American University…

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Added by John Kamensky on March 26, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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