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 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 John… 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 server… 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 some… 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 plans… 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 substance… 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 more »

The Government is Hiring

(The original post can be found at WiseBread written by Jason Kay) With unemployment hitting some scary levels as of late there seems to be one entity that is almost unaffected by the trend; the government. The government is not only continuing its strong hiring that it conducts each year, but bucking the employment trend…. Read more »