Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

On the surface I maintain a fairly cynical take on congress. Whether it’s the republicans or the democrats in office, it always seems like it’s just way to difficult to get anything done. That’s what I say on the surface. Underneath that outspoken cynical face, I’m just a small town California girl. I try andRead… Read more »

YGL – OPM and the Federal Hiring Process

It has been said time and time again that one of the best ways to get young people interested in working for the Federal Government is to change its hiring process. It became no longer acceptable to have a Federal Agency take six months or longer to hire a candidate. In that time, potential hiresRead… Read more »

APWA Group Now on Facebook

You can now find and join an APWA group on Facebook dedicated to the APWA (American Public Works Association). Even though the site is still not yet official and has been set up by individual members of APWA, this group can still help to bring all APWA members together for networking, sharing, and advice. Now,Read… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 5 Picks

First, the Hokie Guru is going to step out of the sports world this week and start out with a management issue… time and attendance… I’m just curious how my readers would react if they got a message like this (a friend sent this to me): … has created and maintains a calendar where weRead… Read more »

Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation

Author’s Note: I originally published this on my blog on September 16, 2008. I’m republishing it here to see if anyone would like to discuss the ideas presented here. Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation By Dennis D. McDonald Here are six ways local governments can use social mediaRead… Read more »