Posts By Candace Riddle

From Recent College Grad to CPO: It’s a Gov Up..Mash Up!

That’s right! If you haven’t heard about the Gov Up that is taking place tomorrow at Public House in National Harbour, then you’re missing out! The “Rock Your Career” Gov Up, will be a Mash Up of young govies and experienced executives. Holding true to the “melting pot” American spirit, individuals from the private sector,Read… Read more »

Gregory D. Rothwell Acquisition Guru to Speak at February Gov Up!!

You heard that right. Always wanted to know what 34 years in a Federal Acquisition career would be like? Come to the Gov Up February 10, 2011, 6-8 PM, at Public House in National Harbour and find out! A twist on the “Ask the Gov Expert” series. Have questions? Come to the event. Out ofRead… Read more »

Bad Media or Bad Government: What is the Problem with Recruiting and Retaining?

Federal News Radio 1500 AM recently posted an interview with Young Government Leader’s Vice President, Dave Uejio. Dave candidly discussed the challenges of recruiting and retaining the next generation of government employees. I was shocked to see some of the follow-up comments posted on the website. From personal experience, I know that seeking a positionRead… Read more »

Are the Federal Building’s Lights Costing You?

I just stumbled on an article that claims that Federal Buildings leave lights on all night long. In some cases monthly electric bills were over 1 MILLION DOLLARS. Is there a good explanation for why the lights are left on? Or is this really a WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS? If there is a valid reason,Read… Read more »

Raising the Bar on the Procurement Profession

Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, Executive Vice President/ CEO of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing; Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, CPM, Deputy Director for the City of Tucson’s Department of Procurement; and Tom Sadowski, former Director of Accounting for the State of Missouri and the University of Missouri, Association of Government Accountants (AGA), discussRead… Read more »

Ask the GovExpert: Can I Get a Side of Value With That?

This week’s interview comes from Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO,CPPB,C.P.M.,CPM. As if all of those certifications weren’t enough, Marcheta is the Deputy Director for the City of Tucson’s Department of Procurement. With over 18 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Her areas of expertise include public procurement management,Read… Read more »

Going Going Gone Gibbs

Robert Gibbs announced today that he will be stepping down as the White House Press Secretary, perhaps to set up shop for the 2012 elections. Read the whole story on the Washington Post and let us know your thoughts. CLICK HERE for Washington Post Article

Hold Up, Wait A Minute, There Might STILL BE A RAISE IN IT!

That may be our good friend George W. in the picture, but according to Emily Long of Government Executive, there might still be a raise in it! The pay freeze won’t halt all raises! This is good news for military, U.S. Postal Service workers, and Postal Regulatory Commission employees. Long also states that the fridgedRead… Read more »