In the DoD world...there are things called PD's. Everyone gets one. Whatever is on that sheet of paper along with your Desktop Guide, that is what you do, day in and day out. If you are a GS 09 or below, innovation is not warranted, you do what you do in 8, and go home. You have no power to change policy, as it has to go way up the food chain. I can surely understand Mark's point. It doesn't make it that far. Ah, the paper tiger. If you work in government, you learn to live with it, in triplicate.