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AFSA Election

As a vestige of my Foreign Service years, I am a member of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). AFSA elections are coming up. I confess I don’t usually pay much attention to these things, but this year I am. For one thing, many of the candidates on the “establishment” slate for AFSA office are… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” – Wednesday 25th March, 2009 edition

Apologies for errors in advance: Social Media & Govt’s conference #ALI @johnstauffer: Great post from @kellyobrien about the vibe in room this versus last during the Social Media & Govt’s confr #ali http://tinyurl.com/czzdcd @mbado: Use enterprise 2.0 to connect people, information and ideas– breaking down those “cylinders of excellence” #ali @kellyobrien: #ali BAH’s Christy Cunningham:… Read more »

Measuring Gov 2.0 (via Web 1.0): Foresee

NOTE: This post is part of a series entitled Measuring Gov 2.0, But First Web 1.0 Analysis. You may also be interested in the first study in which I highlighted website measurement by the Brookings Institution. In 1999, the US government selected the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which is produced by the University of… Read more »

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 »