Posts By Allison Primack

Daily Dose: How do you engage with your employees?

Yesterday evening, Federal Coach Tom Fox at the Washington Post shared the Department of Transportation’s “Cheat Sheet for Engaging Employees”. These are the recommended tips “to help boost the morale and job satisfaction of your employees”: · Drop by employee meetings · Listen to your employees · Let employees know you · Celebrate the OathRead… Read more »

Mentoring Best Practices: Create an Action Plan

Although open to all, this blog post is dedicated to those mentoring partnerships who are part of the GovLoop Mentors Program! By now, most of you have completed your first meeting with your mentor/mentee. As Kathy Wentworth Drahosz outlined in her blog on the first meeting, you have broken the ice, and have set yourRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Most Fed Make Six-Figure Salaries – Fact or Fiction?

As union leaders are preparing to defend federal workers against paying more for their pensions to “help pay down the deficit and extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits,” they are trying to prove that federal works represent “the typical middle America of this country.” But are they? Fiscal conservatives and Republicans often claim thatRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Workers Union Questions the GOP

An article in the Washington Post shared an ad that is scheduled to air this weekend by the American Federation of Government Employees, targeting the GOP’s recent legislation on federal pay and benefits. The 30-second ad is part of a modest advertising campaign that begins Sunday on TV stations in the Washington area and willRead… Read more »

Social Media Success: More Than Fans, Followers, and Likes

Yesterday, GovLoop’s blog in the Huffington Post addressed a hot topic in our community: how to measure social media success in local government. The GovLoop community came back with several responses on the original thread, agreeing that the number of fans, followers, and likes was not an accurate measure of success; rather, citizen engagement wasRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Workers, Rate Your Satisfaction

This spring, the Obama Administration is launching the first Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, where both part time and full time federal employees can express how satisfied they are with their jobs. This data will be used by the Partnership for Public Service to make reports such as the “Best Places to Work in Government”report. OPMRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Justice Dept. Website Goes Down with Megaupload

After Megaupload was shut down this Thursday by Federal Authorities, anonymous hackers in turn attacked the Justice Department’s website. This is the second time in the past six months that a government website has been under significant attack. Initially officials claimed they were unaware of the attack, but by Thursday night it became clear thatRead… Read more »