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A 21st Century Government

Today, government is pressed to find new ways to operate and modernize services. To that end, agencies are looking create clear and concise digital strategies. Whether it be through a mobile initiative, implementing cloud computing, or driving decisions through data, government is beginning a transformation process into a 21st century model of governance, with emerging… Read more »

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Keeping Up Employee Morale

It’s no new news. Employee engagement and employee morale in government are at an all time low. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report quantifies a drop in what is known as the employee engagement index (EEI). According to the report, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM’s) index dropped from 67 percent in 2011 to… Read more »

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Checklist: Join These 10 Groups To Boost Your Career

Involvement in “extracurricular activities” at work is a good way to learn new skills, expand your network and boost your government career. Always make sure your supervisor signs off on your participation in such activities. Below is a list of 10 activities you should consider raising your hand to participate. Agency professional network: Most federal… Read more »

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Leveraging Open Technologies for Successful Digital Transformation

This interview is an excerpt from our recent guide, Top Challenges & Solutions From State and Local Governments, which examines 16 case study examples transforming the way government safeguards information and technology. There are a host of reasons digital technologies like open source and open cloud are being used by progressive state and local agencies to… Read more »

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Hiring the Right Talent for Government Positions

In a recent article written for Public Sector Digest, Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director for the City and County of San Francisco cited a committed to public service as a key trait for prospective employees. She points out that the public sector cannot always rival the private sector in terms of monetary compensation and other… Read more »

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Improving In-Person Communication In The Digital Age

How many ways do you interact with your coworkers during the day? Email, instant messenger, phone calls, texts, passive aggressive notes in the kitchen – chances are you use most of these every day. (Though hopefully not the passive aggressive notes!) Technology has gives us more and more tools to communicate with our coworkers without speaking… Read more »

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In it for the Long Haul: Sustaining an IT Investment’s Impact Over Time

You’ve asked the right questions. You’ve taken steps towards measuring the ROI to make sure you’re getting the most out of your project. Congratulations — your project is implemented and running along, and everybody is seeing the value. But there’s yet more to do. Now, it’s time to make sure: is this IT investment you’ve… Read more »

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Choosing your Battles: Tips to Survive Workplace Conflict  

Conflict is uncomfortable, sometimes unavoidable.  Different personalities could make for a dynamic work environment.  Tension is bound to occur when you spend 40-plus hours a week in the same place. You should self-evaluate before you start a verbal firestorm. Ask yourself how you contributed to the problem and what will you do differently to prevent… Read more »