No doubt, 2016 was a year for the record books. There were incredible innovations, such as NASA’s creation of the “warp drive” and the opening of the brand-new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. However, there were also a few challenges. Major legislative slowdowns, cyber breaches and fiscal constraints all led to a… Read more »
The heartbeat of any organization can be summed up in one word: people. It isn’t the technology or automated processes that many agencies have come to rely on over the years. The truth is, when organizations hire good people, the technology takes care of itself. People provide overall direction and vision for an organization, ensure… Read more »
Have you ever wondered who actually works for state and local governments? Our new GovLoop guide goes indepth with interviews with the people who actually work in state and local governments.
There are few things we do in our professional and personal lives today that aren’t supported by technology. We have devices and apps that track our appointments, our health and our happiness. At work, routine tasks are becoming automated, and government is working to adopt more modern technology to support its employees and the citizens… Read more »
Every January, the President of the United States makes the 1.5-mile journey from the White House to the Capitol Building to address the three branches of government and the public through the annual State of the Union speech. For more than 200 years, presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama have taken the opportunity to… Read more »
Take this quiz to determine whether a mentor, coach or champion is the right person to help your career move forward.
Why is it so much harder to make a decision in the afternoon? Why did you suddenly remember the name of your client you’ve been trying to recall all day? Why did you completely erupt at your spouse when he asked you what you want eateor dinner? Ken Buch, an Adjunct Faculty and Executive Coach… Read more »
Even though they take place in a galaxy far, far away, there’s a lot to learn about leadership from the Star Wars movies. And really, who hasn’t wondered which character you leadership style in most closely in line with? Go ahead and start the quiz now! May the Force be with You.
Your Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an important tool to help you develop new skills and obtain goals to advance your government career.
“I have no one under the age of 40 in my office,” said a policy analyst from the Department of Veterans Affairs in a recent GovLoop survey. That policy analyst isn’t alone – the government is graying. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the average age of a government employee is 47. At the… Read more »
In the 1700s and 1800s, one-room schoolhouses were the norm. Students of varying ages and learning levels would sit together to be instructed by their teacher. A freshman in high school could share a desk with a fourth-grader. Being mostly rural, many schools had no water or sanitation. They used melting snow for water in… Read more »
“The Guide to Managing the Application Process is an invaluable tool for any student interested in the PMF program, one of the most exciting paths to a career in public service. Draw on the experience and insights of those who know the program best – from former PMFs, college career advisors and government managers, the… Read more »
“Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: ‘I served the United States government in that hour of our nation’s… Read more »
This industry perspective tells the remarkable story of collaboration and technology that kept tourist and residents safe during the Super Bowl, including the technology solutions provided by Esri and PenBay that were deployed during Super Bowl XLVIII. We also feature interviews with: Deputy Commissioner Joel Golub, Chief Information Officer, FDNY Captain Steven Pollackov, FDNY GIS… Read more »
Natural disasters. Budget crises. Significant technological failures. In today’s interconnected world, a single disruptive event can have negative repercussions on a community long after the initial impact. This makes the imperative for a swift recovery a priority for state and local government. The ultimate goal is to make the community resilient to such events; it… Read more »
Our latest guide, “Agency of the Future: Telework More Than a Trend – A Workplace Transformation,” features case studies and best practices from the Government Accountability Office and insights from HP’s Chief Technologist for Thin Client, Tom Flynn.
If you’re interested in getting a government job in foreign policy or international affairs, you’ve come to the right place. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced a highly valuable guide entitled, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government.” Until now, there has been no single resource… Read more »
The City on the Hill metaphor has been used in politics, literature and religion as a means to inspire people to build a city which other communities look to emulate. As public servants, we are constantly yearning to create this City. Government institutions on the path to creating the City on the Hill have not… Read more »
I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years as a full-time teleworking employee – both as a manager and as a member of geographically-dispersed project teams. One of the biggest lessons is that telework forces both managers and team members to hone their communication skills and think more intentionally about the way they get… Read more »
The Robertson Foundation for Government, a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating, and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers, and GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government, have teamed up again to create, “Getting Into Government: A Guide for High Achievers.”This guide is a blend of… Read more »
Frank DiGiammarino spoke at NextGen about the road to happiness and what you need to do to get on this path and reach your capstone. It was one of the most successful sessions and we wanted to provide you with the guide provided at the event – “Happiness is a Balance: A Framework to Success”… Read more »
Recently, GovLoop wrapped up its first multi-week online social learning course, titled Your Path to Leadership: Mastering Core Competencies to Get Ahead in Government. The course examined the ten traits of a great government leader listed in this guide. The three week course was grouped into the context of weekly themes and the guide served… Read more »
GovLoop is proud to present one of our newest guides, the GovLoop Guide to Workforce Planning in the Public Sector. We all know that the public sector workforce is changing. Although the government workforce is extremely complex, the GovLoop Guide to Workforce Planning in the Public Sector set out to find some best practices, tips… Read more »
You may have taken your first government job just to get some experience, and now feel like you are being under utilized at your agency. Maybe you knew the hiring manager well or they were well respected in government, and you wanted to use that connection to help elevate your career. Once you are at… Read more »
GovLoop, in partnership with RightNow, is excited to release the “Excelling with Customer Service” Guide. How is your agency doing as it prepares its Customer Service Plan in response to President Obama’s Customer Service Executive Order? As the October 27 deadline for submission stands just one month away, GovLoop has created the guide below. It’s… Read more »
Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the proposed regulations for the Pathways Program, a hiring reform initiative designed to “offer students and recent graduates more uniform and transparent pathways to public service” and “improve recruiting and provide for training, mentoring, and career development opportunities.” The original document is nearly 90 pages… Read more »
GovLoop recently hosted an awesome online training with Heather Krasna, an expert career coach who has been helping people network and land gigs for many years. As an expert in all things careers and networking, Heather sent us an impressive document, detailing the 7 steps of the networking process. We then transformed it and out… Read more »
Well, here we are: the third post in a series of infographs that transformed content on USAJOBS into works of art. Here are links to the other two: – 4 Winning Tips for a Successful Job Interview – 10 Tips for Letting Federal Employers Know Your Worth By the way, if you like the infograph… Read more »
A few weeks ago, I was browsing USAJOBS – not because I was looking for a GovGig (I hope Steve just breathed a sigh of relief), but because I wanted to see what kinds of resources were out there for job seekers. I landed on their “Info Center” and discovered a series of tips for… Read more »
GovLoop is set to roll out several new features and resources in 2011. With this post, I am pleased to announce the first of what we hope will be a series of helpful guides designed to assist you in navigating various aspects of government. Our first guide – the 2011 MPA Guide – was created… Read more »