Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic What are you reading right now? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 10 months ago
As a part time grad student, I have a LOT of assigned reading … but I am also always on the hunt for additional books that will quench my thirst for knowledge.
I just finished reading Tom Standage’s The Victorian Internet for school. (I loved it and would highly recommend it.) I am now about halfway through The Shallows by Nicholas Carr.
The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber men and women to take up the challenge to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are looking for service-oriented, hard-working individuals who thrive in a dynamic and…[Read more]
This is administrative work directing the operation of City of Lake Worth Electric, Water, Wastewater, and Customer Service operations. Work involves broad financial, technical and operational responsibilities that are performed through authorities derived from the City Manager. Performance is reviewed by the City Manager for effectiveness and…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Construction Inspector Senior, VDOT, Fairfax County, VA in the forum Job Openings 7 years, 11 months ago
VDOT’s Northern Virginia Construction Program is seeking experienced individuals to assist in coordinating and overseeing roadway, structure and bridge, and maintenance construction projects of moderate to considerable complexity while promoting open communications, partnering and responsive project level construction management to obtain on-time,…[Read more]
It’s not a pie-in-the-sky dream. The Air Mobility Command plans to go paperless by December and will use tablets to display digital flight charts.
NextGov recently reported that the organization has procured about 18,000 tablets that will house navigation charts and technical manuals for crews.
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I have worked in various offices during my career so far, and while many of my tasks and jobs have been different, I have faced one similar challenge throughout my work-life.
Naming conventions … or lack thereof.
Here at GovLoop, we share a lot of documents and data, which is generally a good thing. We primarily use Google Docs so many people…[Read more]
Is your TSP account at risk?
Officials involved with the retirement plan said they’re going to ramp up security after the Labor Department conducted an audit and found that privacy and security risks still exist, despite a set of recent recommendations.
GovExec reports that the Labor Department conducted an assessment of computer access and…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Do you have the time to read this? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 11 months ago
Do you have the time?
No – don’t look at your watch or the clock on your desktop!
I mean, do you have the time to be reading this blog post? And are you even going to remember what you read once you’re done?
Earlier this week, I attended my first Net2DC meetup. It was a “fireside chat” with author Clay Johnson about his new book, The Information…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic GovLaunch: Prepare for another fight over the debt limit in the forum Budget / Performance 7 years, 11 months ago
The U.S. debt ceiling, now hovering around $16.4 trillion, will probably be reached by the end of this year.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner recently warned that another bitter battle could happen on Capitol Hill if the economic recovery stalls, GovExec reports.
A lot also has to do with the outcome of this year’s presidential election.
One of the most important changes with regards to computing over the next 20 years won’t involve advancement; rather, it will have to do with stagnation.
Computing speeds will remain the same — and Moore’s Law will reach its limit.
Nextgov.com reports that Bob Colwell, a deputy director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, recently…[Read more]
We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Public Health Coordinator to join the Office of Public Health Preparedness in Burlington. You will be responsible for the coordination of the State Strategic National Stockpile and the Cities Readiness Initiative Plan programs which includes frequent coordination with local, state, regional,…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci started the topic Alaska Waterfowl Assistant, USFWS – Applications due Feb. 26 in the forum Job Openings 7 years, 11 months ago
The US Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Contaminants program in Fairbanks, Alaska is currently accepting applications for 2 positions for a project investigating the effects of contaminants on lesser scaup and other waterfowl in Interior Alaska. Applications are due February 26, 2012, but positions will be filled as qualified candidates are…[Read more]
This key member of the County Administrator’s executive team is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the human resources and labor relations programs. The Human Resources Director oversees the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs to facilitate employment activities, labor/employee…[Read more]
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic How do you measure impact of social media? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 7 years, 11 months ago
I came across this article the other day that I think is really relevant to organizations right now: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/foremski/the-hollow-emptiness-in-social-media-numbers-most-accounts-are-fake-or-empty/2175. Basic summary: many SM accounts are “empty” … there is no actual person behind them. I think the fact that more data is being…[Read more]
I am currently getting my Master’s … but I also like going to Meetups and meeting new people. I generally try to go to one or two a month. I also keep my LinkedIn account current. I like communicating via Twitter, as well. I think being well-read is also a must in today’s day and age. So many topics intersect!
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic Telework ROI – Why Should Individuals or Organizations Care? in the forum Human Resources 7 years, 11 months ago
I am a fan of the “on again/off again” telework policy. My last two jobs have allowed me to telework one or two days a week, which works really well for me. I can save money on Metro (I don’t drive into DC) and don’t have to deal with an hour long commute 5 days a week. I don’t know if I could do it 5 days a week, though. I think I would feel…[Read more]
The federal government might soon get rid of its reputation as a slow adopter of technology.
Government Technology breaks down the importance of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program — FedRAMP — in a recent article. The program is just part of a 25-point plan to get federal agencies to move into the cloud. It’s set to go live…[Read more]
I agree with Terry. Sounds like you might have one bad apple that is poisoning the whole bunch. I think trust is one of the most important things in an organization, especially when it comes to taking time off.
Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci replied to the topic Is applying for a federal job through USAJOBS required? in the forum Career Advancement 7 years, 11 months ago
This is excellent info. As someone who might apply for a federal job in the not-too-distant future, I say thanks to all for the info!
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