Posts Tagged: Christmas

What Employees Don’t Like About the Holidays

One thing I have observed (and learned through personal experience) is that a key component for having a relatively successful holiday celebration is to (ahead of time, and repeatedly) communicate clearly to staff about what they should expect (and not expect, if this year is different from prior years). Unmet expectations are the source of… Read more »

Feds Will Get Half-Day Off on Christmas Eve

If you’re still not feeling the Christmas spirit yet, maybe President Obama’s decision to give feds half-day off on Christmas Eve will get you in the mood. The president issued an executive order Friday afternoon announcing that all executive branch departments and agencies will close early Dec. 24, and employees will be excused from their duties for… Read more »

Christmas Card Stuffed With Cash

“Who would ever send $500.00 in twenty dollar bills through the mail?” wondered my friend, Debbie, who was amazed when she opened the bulging envelope with extra postage on it. Several weeks ago Debbie’s husband, Jeff, had been hard at work replacing a rotted floor and laying new carpet for Christmas when he had a… Read more »

How NORAD tracked Santa Around the Globe Christmas Eve

Now Playing: Avaya Tech Talk #002 – NORAD Santa – This week Guy covers the history of the 57 year old NORAD tradition of tracking Santa around the globe Christmas Eve. Please click arrow below to play: Share: Facebook Twitter Download Transcript: Good day all! Guy Clinch here, advocate for the government customer in Avaya’s… Read more »

Holiday Stress Management 1.0 : Five Tips for Reducing or Alleviating Stress This Holiday Season!

How many dinners and parties and office engagements have you been invited to this holiday season? Are you really ready for this? Emotionally and physically? Try not to think about what you were doing last year! Have you decided not to attend most of them? Perhaps you”re alone(relationship) this year and would rather just get… Read more »

Holiday Gift-Giving Guidance for Government Contractors

A govWin knowledge editor, Sean Tucker, put together this interesting article on gift-giving guidance for government contractors to their federal customers. As the holidays are approaching I felt this would be relevant to most people on govloop. Holiday Gift-Giving Guidance for Government Contractors The holidays are here, and you’re shopping for a small gift to… Read more »

‘Twas the Night Before Renewal – A Crowd-Sourced Holiday Poem

Our very own (St.) Nick Charney prepared a special Gov 2.0 version of Jingle Bells to get us all in the holiday spirit. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. It’s pretty clever in and of itself…but then a commenter (@DGTweets) threw down the gauntlet and suggested we create a “Twas the Night Before… Read more »