Human Resources

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the SEC Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Guess what? The Hokie Guru is on annual leave (e.g. vacation) at Cedar Crest Resort on beautiful White Earth Lake in Minnesota. The Hokie Guru accrues six hours of annual leave every pay period (which is every two weeks). In May 2010, the Hokie Guru will accrue eight hours every pay period. You can findRead… Read more »

Poll Results – On the Fence Regarding Public Service Academy

I closed the poll for the latest survey question: “What’s Your Opinion of the U.S. Public Service Academy” The results look like this: 13.0% Best Idea Ever 39.1% Better Than Most Ideas 21.7% Not Really Necessary 26.1% Big Waste of Money It’s a pretty interesting breakdown. Basically it’s a 50/50 split on whether people thinkRead… Read more »

Federal News Radio

I’m often amazed and surprised by the stuff I find during Google searches for something completely different. Today, my serendipitous find was Federal News Radio. This Internet/AM radio station broadcasts online at FederalNewsRadio.com. FederalNewsRadio.com was founded in Februrary, 2000. It was apparently the first internet-only, all-news radio station. It is also the first internet radioRead… Read more »

Rule #2: “Honesty is measured by telling the boss what he/she needs to hear not by whether you keep your hand out of the cookie jar”

Rule #2: “Honesty is measured by telling the boss what he/she needs to hear not by whether you keep your hand out of the cookie jar” The vast majority of employees in the workplace can be trusted to deal honestly with money and materials (yes I know everyone has the experience of someone constantly violatingRead… Read more »

The Lazy Government Employee

Several years ago, about 6 months after I started working for a new employer, my supervisor called me in to his office to give me feedback on how I was doing. During our conversation, he told me, “I only hire people who are lazy.” Not wanting to be tagged with that moniker, I figured IRead… Read more »