I like the new design, but I am not sure it will get more people to use it. I think Google+ came kinda late to the game and is going to have to work incredibly hard to lure people away from Facebook. Facebook is already so ubiquitous … but I am hearing rumblings on Twitter about it “being for old people”. So … are we going to see the fall…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic What are the Biggest Inter-Generational Challenges? in the forum Career Advancement 7 years, 7 months ago
The biggest difference between Boomers/Gen X and Millenials, I think, will be how each views the term “career”. In grad school, I have studied the likelihood of a “gig” economy versus the traditional “job market”. I think younger workers are going to be more apt to work a variety of jobs during their lifetime, rather than staying at one…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic Telework: Terrific … or Trouble with a capital “T”? in the forum Human Resources 7 years, 7 months ago
Wow! Thanks for sharing your story! I, too, think that trust is one of the biggest issues. You can have all of the tech and security safeguards in the world, but won’t be able to telework successfully if your manager doesn’t believe you are doing your job.
I think, overall, the workforce is going to become a lot more decentralized. Although I just posted a blog about the challenges of telework at some agencies, I think these problems are going to be solved over the next 5 to 10 years because office culture as a whole will change. Teleworking is already here. Online education is already here. And…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Telework: Terrific … or Trouble with a capital “T”? in the forum Human Resources 7 years, 7 months ago
The debate has been going on probably since the computer was invented, so it might sound like I’m beating a dead horse, but … does telework, well, work?
Two recent articles from GovExec peaked my interest this week, if only because I find it fascinating that some federal departments and agencies are still struggling with telecommuting. (Or are…[Read more]
A friend and I were chatting recently about various things, as friends often do, and the subject of mobile devices came up. She laughed and told me that her young son often grabs her phone and plays with it, resulting in a rather large amount of mis-dials to various people in her phone book.
I smiled, but then wondered out loud why she didn’t…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic What about the kids? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 7 months ago
I certainly think young kids (elementary age) should be taught about “stranger danger” online. This is a generation that is going to grow up without knowing what the world was like before web 2.0 … and they should realize that everything you post, no matter what, stays online forever. I think there are a lot of teens out there right now that…[Read more]
Tablets seem to be all the rage right now, but will they soon be coming to a classroom near you?
There has been a lot of talk recently about bringing more technology into classrooms across the U.S., but some are wondering who will foot the bill and if it will save school systems money over time.
Recently, the FCC and the Department of Education…[Read more]
This week, it is taking me less time to get to work than usual — and I have to admit, it’s pretty wonderful. I live in a suburb of Washington, D.C. and generally spend about 30 minutes on the road before getting to the closest Metro stop.
Today, that commute was cut in half.
It’s spring break, you see, which means parents aren’t trying to get…[Read more]
I think the quid pro quo concept hits the nail on the head. In my experience, good leaders have always encouraged me to work for the betterment of my own career and the organization — not to make them specifically look good. Any manager who assigns work only for his or her own gain doesn’t constitute a leader in my book.
As a former journo, the agencies that had good PIOs always made me feel good about public service as a whole. (In the past, I had really good experiences with the EPA and OPM, just to name two.) Any agency that seems to want to give me information, rather than holding it back is always stellar in my book.
Duties include but are not limited to assisting with the communication of professional development opportunities, developing marketing pieces, creating excel spreadsheets and assisting with document distribution. The intern will be responsible for developing and designing content for an online procedures manual. Assisting with the creation of a…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Accountant Trainee, Department of the Environment, Maryland in the forum Job Openings 7 years, 8 months ago
The Department of the Environment has two Accountant Trainee vacancies. Both positions provide entry-level professional accounting work in the area of capital, federal, and reimbursable grants and contracts accounting including financial reporting responsibilities, timekeeping, payroll, and cost allocation including accounting and financial…[Read more]
Qualified applicants must possess each of the following: general knowledge of police responsibilities; good powers of observation and memory; ability to deal effectively with the public and fellow officers; ability to react rationally under conditions of physical and mental stress; ability to satisfactorily complete statutory training…[Read more]
Crowdsourcing is the name of the game for the National Archives and Records Administration. The agency has set up a website to gather ideas about electronic records management practices.
NextGov reports that the submitted ideas that work well for all agencies will be folded into a governmentwide directive due for release this June.
The initiative…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Are contractors paying too much on transaction fees? in the forum Acquisition, Contracting, Procurement 7 years, 8 months ago
A lot of government contractors are just paying too much when it comes to credit card transaction fees.
This according to a recent article on Government Charge Card. Author Ron Schepis says, while this might seem odd considering the federal budget climate, it is happening — and there are steps one can take to mitigate the problem.
The bottom…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic GovLaunch: Navy ‘Hunger Games’ puts robots to the test in the forum Technology 7 years, 8 months ago
Even the U.S. Navy is seemingly excited about The Hunger Games.
Well, maybe not really, but they are using the YA novels as inspiration to test robots. GCN reports the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR) is a multi-climate testing facility meant to stretch the limits of machines and autonomous vehicles. The Navy is continuing…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic What is your favorite part of spring? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 8 months ago
Spring has sprung!
It is officially the first day of spring today — and I wanted to take some time this afternoon to pay homage to my favorite season. I especially enjoy this time of year because I am not particularly fond of cold weather and love the opportunity to shed my coat and bask in the sun.
Here in Washington, D.C., we also have the…[Read more]
This is really excellent advice. I think Mark’s point about existing relationships and confidence levels is really on point, too. Being new in an office can sometimes be really daunting, and learning to navigate a new space isn’t easy, especially if a majority of the employees are older. We ‘youngs’ sometimes forget that being forward and…[Read more]
Whew! It is that time of the year — at least, it is for me! Between reading for grad school, completing projects for grad school, reading for work, completing projects for work, and trying to manage my social life, I am tired!
Spring brings great weather — but it also seems to always bring some added stress. March and April often feel like…[Read more]
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