Candace Riddle replied to the topic Tricky Career Scenario: Jump Ship or Ask for More? in the forum Career Advancement 7 years, 7 months ago
Fantastic response! Enlightening for me.
The recent fungal meningitis has hit close to home for a friend of mine whose step-father is currently sick and fighting in a Roanoke hospital. I should preface this by saying that my friend is a licensed pharmacist, so she has a good deal of medical training.
After returning from Roanoke, she began to explain the difficult battle that her…[Read more]
You’ve put together the evaluation criteria, issued the solicitation, and now you have to go through the evaluation process.
- What do you do?
- How do you do it?
- Who is on your evaluation team?
- What matters…what doesn’t?
- What are your challenges?
- What type of solutions have you came up with to overcome the challenges?
The latest Practice in the Principles & Practices of Public Procurement Project is now open for public comment. This practice focuses on a great issue: Outsourcing. Pleaes take some time to give us your feedback. This practice will remain open through September 10, 2012.
Here is a link to the practice.
For more information on the Principles…[Read more]
I just moved this week and as usual went online to begin my mail forwarding services through USPS. I like this service, it is convenient, and helps get my mail where it belongs while allowing me the time to change my address with all of the companies that I do business with.
That being said, yesterday, I received an envelope from the USPS at my…[Read more]
Candace Riddle started the topic Are There Better Waze to Improve Local Government? in the forum Miscellaneous 8 years ago
I recently became the proud owner of an iPhone (sorry Blackberry). Anyhow, one of the most wonderful apps that I have downloaded is a free app called Waze. Waze is a social navigation app. It allows users to post updates about police, wrecks, road hazards, and traffic. In turn, when using the app you can make advanced decisions to avoid…[Read more]
Candace Riddle started the topic Executive Assistant to the CEO – NIGP The Institute for Public Procurement in the forum Job Openings 8 years, 2 months ago
Here is another great blog posting from Jefferson Bethke. Are you addicted to noise, stimulation, facebook, and twitter? Is it glorifying God or taking away from your time with Him? Check out this awesome post.
Candace Riddle replied to the topic Help I’m Being Held Hostage By My Phone: What Are Your Tips for International Cell Service? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 2 months ago
The trip is for work, but I’m still paying for my phone. 🙁
You raise an interesting question….what then defines a rational actor? And we could go on about that subject for days.
My personal opinion is that we are living in a much different time than ever before seen in history. Where it may have been possible to assume that the nation state may be a rational actor 40 years ago, we now live in a world…[Read more]
+1 Michael….especially the suggestion to “propose” what you need to your agency.
I’ve struggled with this for the past 6 years. I’m a single mom of a little boy. Thus far, my approach has been to sacrifice when necessary on each side of the equation. This approach has worked much better for me in the non-profit world.
I found that in the private sector (financial services…during the crash), I was working all hours…[Read more]
Candace Riddle replied to the topic Help I’m Being Held Hostage By My Phone: What Are Your Tips for International Cell Service? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 3 months ago
Currently I have a blackberry with a removable sim card. I’m uncertain as to whether or not Korea is on GSM, but I’m assuming they are. Perhaps I could just buy a sim card for the blackberry when I get there?
Candace Riddle started the topic Help I’m Being Held Hostage By My Phone: What Are Your Tips for International Cell Service? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 3 months ago
I’m leaving for Kwangju, South Korea in about 30 days. I thought an iPhone 4s would be an excellent way to try to stay as connected as possible to my work. I planned on using Tango to video conference to home office.
To my major disappointment, Verizon doesn’t have the greatest of coverage in South Korea (at least where I’m going). I can pay a…[Read more]
If you’ve been watching the news this week you may have heard the recent remarks on a nuclear Iran and what that means for not only the Middle East but U.S. National Security. You may have also noticed the prices at the pump ticking higher as tensions rise between Iran and Israel, and as the crisis in Syria continues.
Or you may have just written…[Read more]
It has been an interesting year in foreign affairs. How about somebody from State? Hillary Clinton…wow that would be AWESOME!
But if not…how about Assistant Secretary Jacobs. She is over Consular Affairs. Could offer some insight on crisis management. Think about how many embassies and US Citizens abroad she has been responsible for…[Read more]
Heck yeah!! That’s AWESOME…I also wonder if this would help those of us who have sweaty palms. I’ve yet to give into a touch screen because I admittedly have sweaty hands and the touch screen does not always pick up my touch. (OK embarrassing admission…but true).
Candace Riddle replied to the topic What’s your #1 Powerpoint tip? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 4 months ago
Prezi now allows you to drop your Powerpoint slides right into Prezi. It used to take me hours to translate those boring slides into something great…now it is done in minutes. Just visit http://www.prezi.com.
My number one tip is DON’T use Powerpoint…unless you have to.
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