Federal Eye: USDA Contractor Disputes Charge of Political Favoritism

The man singled out during Wednesday’s White House press briefing as the beneficiary of a now-terminated contract with the Agriculture Department today disputed any suggestion that he was awarded the contract because of connections to the Bush administration, and cited his decades-long career as an agricultural economist as the main reason he earned a six-figureRead… Read more »

Stargazing in Virginia State Parks

You do not need to be a professional astronomer to enjoy all that space has to offer. There are quite a few things you can see without a telescope at parks in Virginia. The problem you may encounter around your house is something that is referred to as light pollution. This is caused by allRead… Read more »

Networking with a Purpose

Networking with a Purpose Looking for a fix for what ails you, might be as close as a phone call to your family members, friends, or co-workers. Many times the solutions to your problems exist within your inner circles….Maybe now they can help you, and then later on your might be able to help orRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Federal Union Boss Calls Limbaugh’s Comments ‘Unacceptable’

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union that represents more than 150,000 federal employees, joined the fight against Rush Limbaugh this morning, criticizing the radio talk show host for his recent comments on President Obama. “Rush Limbaugh had the audacity to announce on national radio, ‘I hope he fails.’ Imagine anyone sayingRead… Read more »

Develop best

It’s no secret that in today’s economy, we are facing more challenges than ever. And real challenges demand real solutions. Supporting real collaboration, using real tools, in real time. Most of all, they demand real winning business outcomes. We are ready to help our customers and partners “get real” about making real change to createRead… Read more »

Citizenship 3D!

Citizenship 3D By John Mahan on February 23rd, 2009 ( cit·i·zen·ship (noun) 1: the status of being a citizen 2 a: membership in a community (as a college) b: the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community Have we achieved “ethical” citizenship on the Internet? The old English proverb that states “EveryRead… Read more »

TheGovGurus’ Present Weekly Best Career Advice

From (a GovLoop production) – check it out for top-notch gov’t career advice: Best Weekly Career Advice from Around the Web: Another Excel Tip – Robert Hacker 5 Emerging Trends from The Recession – Penelope Trunk Whose the Lebron James of Your Hiring Mangers – HR Capitalist The Four Biggest Reasons for Generational ConflictRead… Read more »

Who is Responsible for Leadership Development?

In many agencies there is disagreement over who is responsible for leadership development. In some organizations, responsibility for leadership development is delegated to HR. In others, leadership development is viewed as the domain of trainers. In yet other organizations, employees expect the agency’s senior leadership to take the lead. They are all right—to a point.Read… Read more »