Explaining What You Do

Explaining What You Do Have you ever been out in public and people ask “what do you do?” Of course you have. It’s one of the standard questions when meeting someone new. Being a public servant it is always funny to answer that question. When growing up, my father worked for the IRS. So when… Read more »

Can We Have a Mobile City Hall?

I’m a huge fan of the potential of government moving into the mobile realm. I firmly believe that mobile is the future and it is a platform that government should be working on. One interesting potential connecting mobile and government is the idea of using mobile apps to report city blights (potholes, graffiti, etc). This… Read more »

The H1N1 Rapper

The H1N1 Rapper By now you may have seen the winning entry for the HHS H1N1 Public Service Announcement Contest. It’s a doctor who is a rapper who raps about how to prevent H1N1. Personally, I find it hilariously awesome. Who knew that would be the winning entry? Who knew we had a rapping doctor?… Read more »

Measuring Social Media and Determining Next Steps

Slides from a presentation I delivered this past Monday at the Advanced Learning Institute’s Social Media for Government conference. What do you think of the method we lay out? Would this method be useful in your agency? Measuring Social Media And Determining Next Steps View more documents from GovLoop. Favorite

Open Government Directive – Read and Discuss It Here

For your convenience, we’ve uploaded the Open Government Directive to our Scribd site and embedded it here for quick review, dissemination and dialogue. What are your initial thoughts? You may also be interested in these forum discussions: 1. Is your agency ready for open gov? 2. How do you define government transparency? Open Gov Directive… Read more »

Draft Australian Gov 2.0 Taskforce Report

Cross-posted from Gov 2.0 Taskforce blog: Here is the draft Government 2.0 Taskforce report Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0. The Taskforce is seeking your comments and input before finalising the report to go to Government. Please understand that this is a draft and there will be some proofing issues which we are still working… Read more »

Member of the Week: Dustin Haisler

When I received an invitation to present for the Texas Certified Public Manager in San Marcos, TX, this past week, I immediately thought of Dustin Haisler. Haisler wears many hats for the city of Manor, which is a few miles northeast of San Marcos just outside of Austin. He and his colleagues are finding creative… Read more »

How-To: Write Post-Interview Thank-You

POST-INTERVIEW THANK-YOUS By Lily Whiteman, author of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job and Federal Times Columnist Question: What is the first thing you should do after you get home from a job interview (after you rip off your uncomfortable interview outfit but before you pour yourself a stiff, cold drink)? Answer: Write a… Read more »