The Hokie Guru cannot overstate the importance of the Combined Federal Campaign; he addressed this effort last week. We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season and the Hokie Guru encourages everyone to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (or the charity of your choice). Everytime the Hokie Guru thinks he… Read more »
To Whom It May Concern: You won’t believe the things I’ve seen. My ‘little’ in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has parents that left him because of jail or drugs and a grandmother that has abandoned him. He gets suspended and sent home (to his wonderful 80-year-old great-grandmother) if so much as his peer… Read more »
D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee – a darling of the school reform movement who recently graced the cover of Time magazine – today removed her name from consideration as the next secretary of education. “I do not want to be secretary of education. I love my job as the chancellor. I have the best boss… Read more »
Loretta Lynn once mused — to paraphrase — while everyone wants to go to heaven, nobody wants to make the trip. It may not be everyone’s definition of heaven, but I carry around a punch list of my goals for 2008. It comprises ten numbered items. When a goal is reached, I punch a hole… Read more »
Two things of opposite natures seem to depend On one another, as a man depends On a woman, day on night, the imagined On the real. This is the origin of change. Winter and spring, cold copulars, embrace And forth the particulars of rapture come. Wallace Stevens
Gov Blog Spacehttp://blogs.msdn.com/USPUBLICSector/ Gee, thanks Microsoft.
Leaving aside the particular ax my homies have to grind with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, this recent post on Dead Men Working offers some interesting news for those following security clearance issues. Take a look.
The Eye has heard from some of the federal workers that have donated money to the Obama-Biden Transition Project, following a report earlier this week about their contributions. The donations of roughly three dozen federal employees, mostly rank-and-file types, account for 2 percent of the project’s total take so far. “The Obama-Biden campaign had been… Read more »
As Bush administration appointees at Housing and Urban Development get ready to pack up and leave, some career staffers also will be moving today, albeit temporarily, as their walled offices are gutted and replaced by cubicles. The “cubicle issue” irks employees in HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), a collection of economists and… Read more »
Congratulations. Here are ten suggestions from a former Deputy: 1. Be your agency’s Chief Operating Officer. No one else has the scope of authority to do this job. 2. Listen. Within the first 15 days interview 10 to 20 people who know the agency well. Ask them: What are the best things about the agency?… Read more »