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June 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm #133783
Thanks for posting this Claudia. I appreciate your efforts to make the interview happen. You ROCKet!! 🙂
November 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm #114380
May 5, 2010 at 10:16 am #99598
The opportunity to “do the right thing” is much more compelling to me than billable hours. Public service, in theory, is all about the PUBLIC GOOD. We can easily loose sight of the concept as we chase careers, but it all comes back to who we work for: citizens of the United States. The scariest thing about working in the government is tripping over folks who see this job as an entitlement rather than a privilege. I see my NASA badge as a symbol of public trust. And that’s pretty humbling.
May 2, 2010 at 11:48 am #99089
Why choose? Meet the need is, wherever the need exists.
We, in the government, are public servants and charged with serving needs of the taxpayer. What a concept, right? If we provide stellar info online, our taxpayer (who has access to a computer or wifi phone) can save time and money by finding info online. We’re generally not known for being good at meeting the needs of the public online or in person — otherwise Saturday Night Live wouldn’t have so much fun at our expense. (I have my own horror stories about DC traffic court arguing a ticket for parking in a no parking zone, yet my car was parked at a meter with time still left on the meter.) The lesson I learned was to pay the ticket whether I deserved it or not — OR spend 8 hours in traffic court only to get a ruling that I have to pay the ticket anyway. Grrrrr.
The biggest key is engaging the public (in a POSitive way) — through every means possible. Share information. Welcome questions. In person. By phone. On the web.
SERVE them. It’s our job. 🙂
November 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm #86383
And pls forgive all the typos. I’m on holiday, after all!
November 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm #86385
3) United Stated of America
4) soldiers who risk their lives to keep me safe (and speak freely)
5) opportunity to be part of an aMAZing space community.
Tomorrow, we conclude another successful Space Shuttle mission to Space Station. Only 5 more Shuttle flights EVER in the history of mankind. (Tear)
And, gotta’s love federal holidays. TOTally thankful for civil servant badge….
Happy Thanksgiving to all! 😀