Did you know that the Big Ten Conference once included the University of Chicago? The Hokie Guru did not know this (and many former administration officials are alumni of this fine institution). In 1895, the original members of the Big Ten Conference included the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University ofRead… Read more »
Have there recently been fewer flights being contracted by GSA, or is it just me? I can’t find a single one from Stuttgart, Germany to anywhere. From Frankfurt there still seem to be quite a few. Is it gas prices and all that? Are airlines just not bidding as much as they used to sinceRead… Read more »
The Big East Least Conference is the home of 5% of NCAA Division I Men’s’ Basketball teams. Yes, 16 teams make up the Big East Conference for men’s and women’s basketball. I’m sorry… wrong sport… but you can see why the Big East gets 8-9 bids to the NCAA tournament every year!! When you haveRead… Read more »
You won’t be shocked by the joint findings of EquaTerra and HR Executive stating that public sector HR needs to be more strategic. This shouldn’t be a surprise given the traditional notion of the public sector lagging the private sector in progressive practices. Because, let’s face it, HR in the public sector is hard. SomeRead… Read more »
I just set up a group on GovLoop called “Government Security Clearances” that I hope can generate interagency discussion about how we as a government grant and uphold clearances to protect sensitive information. Different agencies set different standards for information access and staff conduct and use different resources to conduct background investigations and look intoRead… Read more »
This piece from Oh My Gov! on US agricultural assistance and programs in Afghanistan is very interesting. Plus they have good t-shirts.
Readers, the Hokie Guru is taking a corporate income tax course this summer (over four weeks) and the intensity is incredible. The Hokie Guru needs this course so that he can convert to the GS-511 Auditor job series. As a result, my blog posts may be a bit more infrequent, but the Hokie Guru willRead… Read more »
Another great note from our series of cross-posts from Young Government Leaders. If you haven’t joined already, sign up. Check out the original post at: http://www.younggovernmentleaders.org/blog.htm ———- Over the past few weeks, the news has been dominated by reports of economic decline. Even if American exports are up due to a weak U.S. dollar, itRead… Read more »
Our local County goverment has recently started an informal Web 2.0 working group to start experimenting with a few different approaches toward building citizen input to our govermental process. Would anyone care to share recent successes or pitfalls you’ve encountered when trying to implement your own Web 2.0 projects?
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 »