Posts By Megan

End the Code of Silence

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 employeeRead… Read more »

Accountability Watch

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 in government that isRead… Read more »

When Governments Become Destructive

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 ratherRead… Read more »

Open Government Partnership – Updates

NEW on the #OGP blog | Civil Society Coordinator Newsletter for March 2013. (…) … #opengov #civilsociety Consultation now open to gather views on @opengovpart UK action plan – have your say here: #opengov What’s next for the Open Government Partnership in Europe? (…) #ogp U.S. has fulfilled 24/26 commitments made inRead… Read more »

An Open Government Update from Russia

Dear all, Last year here in Russia we actively promoted open data and open government initiatives, started new projects and right now we see and review a lot of open government projects lauched by government agencies. Unfortunately most of these projects are only in Russian so I suggest to use tools like Google Translate toRead… Read more »

Call for Comments to the EEOC’s new strategic plan due 9/18

It seems that change is afoot. The EEOC is seeking public comments (see below) on a proposed new strategic plan that it hopes will be more effective than the EEOC’s prior practice of filing individual lawsuits against select employers. In its new plan, the EEOC says it will strategically attack practices and issues that adverselyRead… Read more »

OpenGov @NASA – FICM – Nov 10 – 2 pm EST

Please join us for the full Federal Intranet Content Managers (FICM) GoToMeeting on Nov 10 at 11 am PST. Dave Hebert will be the MC and Allison Soussi-Tanani will be our coordinator. Two of our FICM Steering Committee members will kick off the meeting with talks on “personas”. Our highlighted speaker this month is NickRead… Read more »

National Plan for OpenGov

“In all parts of the world, we see the promise of innovation to make government more open and accountable. And now, we must build on that progress. And when we gather back here next year, we should bring specific commitments to promote transparency; to fight corruption; to energize civic engagement; to leverage new technologies soRead… Read more »

What’s Next for OpenGov?

Below is a great post on GovFresh that raises some important questions for the Global OpenGov Community: What would you like to see next @The White House? At the Federal Agencies? State and Local Government? Worldwide? My personal interest would be to see the ExpertNet project come to fruition @The White House and aRead… Read more »