Minnesota Shutdown Update

We’re just hours away from the Minnesota government closing it’s doors. While it’s looking bleak that government leaders will come to a consensus and pass a budget a few things ARE looking up thanks to a Minnesota judge. Yesterday a state judge ruled that Governor Dayton’s austere shutdown plan didn’t include enough essential service toRead… Read more »

Are You a T?

You may have heard of Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO’s notion of why you should hire T-shaped people – – “those people who are so inquisitive about the world that they’re willing to try to do what you do. They have a principal skill that describes the vertical leg of the T — they’re mechanicalRead… Read more »

Modernize Now. The Future of the Federal Workforce.

Deloitte is a proud supporter of GovLoop. ————————————————————- I just watched this really great video from Deloitte about the evolution of the American workforce and how it applies to government. Great insight into what has happened over time and what needs to be done to ensure that our nation’s government is being as productive asRead… Read more »

Thanks to GovLoop’s Partners

Happy Summer everyone! As you know on GovLoop, you are not subjected to blinking banner ads and annoying pop-ups. I think the future of advertising is that it has to be beneficial to the community. Thus, here on GovLoop, you’ll see us work with our awesome partners to put on educational online trainings, special areasRead… Read more »

Announcing the GovLoop Mentors Program!

With the impending departure of Baby Boomers from the workforce and the need to transfer knowledge from one generation of public servants to the next, there’s one idea that we’ve heard again and again: “we need a government-wide mentoring program.” Of course, there are several excellent mentor programs in individual agencies and at the stateRead… Read more »

Does Customer Service Matter for Government? 5 Examples for Change

The Customer Service series is supported by RightNow Technologies. To learn more on how to use cloud technology to improve customer service, visit the RightNow resource center today. Check out the GovLoop/RightNow Customer Service Hub to get smart on how to be awesome at customer service —————————This is post 1 of the new “Customer Service”Read… Read more »

Gen “Y Not?” – Building the Next Generation of Government

If you’re interested in this topic, please consider attending our Next Generation of Government Summit on July 28-29 in Washington, DC, where emerging leaders and thinkers will convene to chart the future course of government. ***************************************************************************************************************************************** In another post, I captured the proceedings of an International Symposium which is discussing “Generation Y and Public Management:Read… Read more »

The Big Sky State is Big on Arc-GIS

With 145,552 square miles of populated open land, Montana, aka the Big Sky State, has a lot to keep track of. Managing such a large spectrum of terrain is no simple task. This is why the fourth largest state in the US chose to pioneer a GIS-based statewide cadastral database. According to OMB’s Federal EnterpriseRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: myCharlotte Mobile Application

Lots of cities are transforming their websites into mobile-ready versions or going with an app that makes it easier for citizens to get key information faster. I learned about Charlotte, North Carolina’s myCharlotte Mobile App a few weeks ago and wanted to learn more about it. So I reached out to GovLooper Shawn Proffitt toRead… Read more »