Leadership

Creating a New Agency Web Site

I’m working on our new agency web-site. Actually I’ve been working on it for quite some time now – it’s a monster of a site with tons of content. Here’s my work in progress: http://djfs.co.seneca.oh.us/cmsmadesimple/. Nothing really Web 2.0 about it, we’re still focused on the Web 1.0 stuff. And, yes, this is a difficult… Read more »

Federal Eye: Will Bamboo Shortage Impact Berry’s OPM Job?

The National Zoo is in urgent need of bamboo, reports The Post’s Michael Ruane and “zoo officials said they may not have enough to last the winter.” That’s not good news for the Zoo’s director, John Berry, who’s reportedly accepted Barack Obama’s offer to serve as director of the Office of Personnel Management. As The… Read more »

Not Quite Yet for the New OPM Director

I posted this earlier today: The Washington Post wrote this morning that John Berry, the director of the National Zoo in Washington, had accepted an offer from President-elect Obama to become director of the Office of Personnel Management. That appears to be somewhat premature, according to Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson, who said moments ago when… Read more »

Performance Plus and Social media

We had a great performance management event last Friday, sponsored by the IDeA and the Local Authority Research Councils Initiative. There was a great line-up of speakers who covered everything from the academic theoretical side of performance management to the nuts and bolts of systems thinking to rubbish collection and disposal in Northern Ireland. This… Read more »

Eight Reality Checkpoints for Using “New Social Media” In Government

By Dennis D. McDonald I’m tracking public announcements about the transition to the Obama administration and the emerging role for digital media and technology in the public sector. Currently a mix of messages is being transmitted by industry and government leaders and commentators. Some are overwhelmingly positive about the potential for using modern digital media… Read more »