Human Resources

Looking for Human Resources Practitioners to Connect on GovLoop and LinkedIn for future research….

I will be starting my PhD in Education this fall, with my discipline focusing on (Ok here goes, its long!) – Occupational Studies and Technology with a Focus on Training & Development in Human Resources. I’m going to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. I’m very excited about this third degree (I also have Bachelor’sRead… Read more »

Real Acquisition Reform with ANCs

From The Acquisition Corner: The central pillars of acquisition reform are to prevent and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. To that end, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, held a scheduled hearing to take a closer look at the Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a)Read… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 6

July 22, 2009 continued 9:00 am kayawalton: Shea: Acknowledge on-network (twitter etc) and off-network (site, RSS) communications #ogi 9:00 am USMSOffice: Identity Assurance & Privacy Panel: re info sharing- what if info is inaccurate? #ogi 9:01 am dlblack: FEMA use of social media is perfect example of mission first, tools to implement mission second #ogiRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 5

July 21, 2009 continued 4:00 pm ScottHorvath: RT @krazykriz: Q for Kundra: What’s your plan to encourage orgs to unblock sites like @GovLoop where gov is collabing transparently? #ogi 4:00 pm krazykriz: More on the “digital landfill” w/all the data – is a new competency the ability to dig and discover gems? Mining in theRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 4

July 21, 2009 continued 12:00 pm topperge: As we go to real time services, also need real time security for security clearances, not a clipboard survey #OGI (via @paula_thrasher) 12:00 pm web20blog: Transparency as a way to bring about believe something david weinberger #ogi #gov20 12:00 pm csukach: Dr. David Weinberger speaking now #ogi 12:00Read… Read more »

Speech by Director of OPM

http://blogs.govexec.com/fedblog/2009/07/john_berrys_speech_at_excellen.php By Govlooper Alyssa Rosenberg Monday, July 20, 2009 4:40 PM Berry just gave an extended speech on his vision for the civil service, to one of the largest audiences he’s faced since taking office. A New Day for the Civil Service Thank you. It’s an honor to be here today to talk about theRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit

The inspector general fired last month by President Obama has filed suit in federal court seeking reinstatement to his job as top watchdog at the Corporation for National and Community Service. In a suit filed late Friday at U.S. District Court in Washington, Gerald Walpin argued his removal was unlawful because it violated protections affordedRead… Read more »

Transforming Conflict: Replacing Blaming “You”s with Tactfully Assertive “I”s

During a Practice Safe Stress and Team Building workshop for legal assistants and support staff of a major law firm, a paralegal, with an edge in his voice, recalled a frustrating encounter with one of the firm’s partners. Apparently, misinformation or a misunderstanding led to a project being mishandled and an important deadline being missed.Read… Read more »

Racism: Alive and Well in Today’s Politics

The Huffington Post reports on comments made by RNC chairman Michael Steele: The Young Republicans convention was held in Indianapolis last weekend and their election of a racist, middle-aged woman as President isn’t the only controversial item to come out of the GOP gathering. Local Republican blog Hoosier Access was able to get RNC ChairmanRead… Read more »