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Federal Eye: Report Reveals Misuse of IRS Phone Cards

Internal Revenue Service employees charged approximately $8.4 million to 34,000 agency-issued telephone cards, according to a new report by the agency’s inspector general that tracked calls between Oct. 2005 and April 2008. The report’s findings mirror a similar 2004 report that blamed managers for not regularly reviewing card charges for potential fraud or abuse. The… Read more »

Crucial Conversations in Human Resource Management: From Affirmative Action to Cultural Competency

This workshop, which took place on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 9:00-10, was led by Dr. Cryshanna Jackson of Youngstown State University, Dr. RaJade Berry-James of The University of Akron and Dr. Brown. Providing Social Equity in the Workplace: The Case for Affirmative Action Dr. Jackson initiated the discussion by providing a brief historical timeline… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” – Tuesday 24th March 2009 edition

Apologies in advance for errors: @GetFISARight: net +55 votes for our #askpres question at http://tinyurl.com/d9d3lb … please vote for civil liberties! #bipart #gov20 @adrielhampton: This was absolutely the highlight of my day – visualizing #gov20: http://tinyurl.com/dans6m @ p2pt0: why talk about skittles when there are some great #askpres questions at http://is.gd/ojox #p2 #rebelleft #gov20 #topprog… Read more »

Social Media Book – Call for Chapters

(from the Knowledge Management Government group…) FYI: From: John Girard [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 6:47 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [kmgov] Social Media Book – Call for Chapters Dear Federal KM Working Group Colleagues, I would like to share with you some information about an exciting new project in the knowledge/social media domain. JoAnn… Read more »

Social Networking and Sales.

Personalize It To Sell! Social networking is taking off big time with sites like Facebook and Twitter in the top five social networking sites. These sites have created new opportunities to reach people online, even market them, if you know how to do it correctly. One thing that you can be sure of is that… Read more »

Project of the Week – National Ocean Service Podcasts Diving Deeper and Making Waves

This week, GovLooper’s Kate Nielsen and Troy Kitch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service help us learn about the latest NOAA-NOS news and a wide variety of ocean topics with their new dual podcasts, Making Waves and Diving Deeper. These two mark the National Ocean Services’ first entrance into the… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Michael O. Johnston

Happy Sunday GovLoopers! This week I got a chance to chat with the man behind the GovLoop group, Community Education Professionals, Michael O. Johnston. An active GovLooper, especially when it comes to topics such as education, Michael was more then happy to take some time and share some thoughts on GovLoop, education and a few… Read more »

An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA’s Evolution of Security Blog

This post also appeared on my primary blog, “Social Media Strategery.” When I first started “Social Media Strategery” six months ago, one of my inspirations was the TSA’s “Evolution of Security” blog. Along with Intellipedia, which showed me that IT security fears could be overcome, the Evolution of Security blog showed me that something even… Read more »