A High Performance Government (John Kamensky)

Originally published by John Kamensky of the The IBM Center for Government on 04/12/2010 While Jonathan Breul is attending the IRMCO Conference in Cambridge, Maryland, I’m attending the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in San Jose, California. I understand it’s sunny in Cambridge. . . it’s rainy in San Jose! Today,Read… Read more »

KSAs Going Bye-Bye?

Cool post by folks over at FedTimes http://blogs.federaltimes.com/federal-times-blog/wp-content/themes/fedtimes/images/quote.jpg); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em; font-style: italic; color: rgb(80, 80, 80); background-position: 10px 10px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; “> As God is my witness, KSAs as an initial screening tool will fall. – Office of Personnel Management Director JohnRead… Read more »

Commentary from the Wiki Phase of the BetterBuyProject (Chris Hamm)

Originally published by Chris Hamm on the BetterBuyProject Blog. GSA FEDSIM has two BetterBuy pilots underway: Data.gov and ClearPath. The experience so far has been interesting. On my end, there was a tremendous amount of uncertainty leading up to the launch. Will the wiki work? Will people know how to use it? Can the serverRead… Read more »

The Generational Divide in State Legislatures

Last Friday, I served on a panel at the National Conference of State Legislatures under the session title “Generational Divide.” Natalie O’Donnell Wood, Senior Policy Specialist for NCSL, kicked us off with a great presentation on her research regarding the experience of Boomers and Millennials in the environment of state legislatures: Then I shared someRead… Read more »

An Australian Response to U.S. Open Gov Plans (Craig Thomler)

Excerpts from a post originally published at the eGov AU blog. In the last 24 hours, over 30 US Federal agencies have released their Open Government plans in a strategic outpouring that demonstrates some of the best whole-of-government Gove 2.0 leadership in the world. GovLoop has published a complete list of these Open Government plansRead… Read more »

The Review – Ressler on OpenGov Plans

So Sunday I did some epic reading (or say skimming) of the nearly 30 OpenGov Plans from the various agencies. Here are my initial thoughts and descriptions –Size – Ranged in size from 20 pages to 80 pages. While I usually lean towards shorter is better, often the shorter plans felt like they lacked substanceRead… Read more »

GovReads – ReWork – Reinventing Work

So I’m a big fan of the folks over at 37signals.com – a great blog written by the designer/developers over there who have created great stuff like BaseCamp. What I like about them is they are not afraid of speaking their mind and they are often contrarian. They are purposely small, purposely advocate working less,Read… Read more »

NASPAA on Fixing Graduate Student Hiring

Great white paper by the folks at NASPAA on fixing graduate student hiring in the federal government Personally I do see there is a great opportunity to take the PMF program and expand and make more of flagship program like Teach for America. The federal government is losing a lot of great talent by notRead… Read more »