Posts Tagged: cuts does away with blog comments – Plus the 7 Gov stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Shutdown, furloughs, pay cuts – oh my! Last year was basically Groundhog Day for feds, each day an endless cycle of bad news – at least, that’s what it felt like. But how bad was it, really? A new survey tries to capture the data. We take a look. You canRead… Read more »

Pssst! Guess What – Most People Don’t Trust Government – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: “You have to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em and know when to walk away.” Kenny Roggers wasn’t just talking about love in his 1980 classic song “The Gambler” — he was also talking about poor performers. Insights from the Partnership for Public Service’s Tom Fox. YouRead… Read more »

USPS to Overhaul Retirements – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: The government workforce is living in the time of World War II. The current general schedule classification and pay system was designed when Harry Truman was president. We talked with Jeff Neal to get some insights on what to do going forward. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.comRead… Read more »

The State of the Federal Workforce – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Are you and your boss on the same page? If you work in the federal government, the answer is likely no. We look how to bridge the disparity with Deloitte’s David Dye and Shawn Morris. You can find all of our programs online: and GovLoop Insights at But upRead… Read more »

During Public Service Recognition Week, it’s all about the Sammies finalists – Plus 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: We talk about innovation all the time on the DorobekINSIDER. Innovative apps. Innovative procurements. Innovative technology. But we rarely highlight innovative people who are doing things differently. The Partnership for Public Service operates the Excellence in Government Fellows Program. It’s a leadership development opportunity for GS-14 and 15s that prepares leadersRead… Read more »

One Fewer Tech Association, What Does that Mean? – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature. So how will the DATA Act actually work? Get insights from the Data Transparency Coalition’s Hudson Hollister. YouRead… Read more »

OPM and Innovation Challenges – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Innovation. It’s the latest buzzword making waves in government. But is there more to innovation than just hype? Has the government really embraced the idea of it? Or is it merely innovation for innovation’s sake? Philadelphia is embracing more than just the term innovation; they’ve just graduated the first class fromRead… Read more »

Who’s The Highest-Paid Public Employee In Your State? + 7 gov stories that matter

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Are you happy in your job? What do you think about government? How do you view your job? Is the government working as effectively as it could? These are just a few of the questions that the Office of Personnel Management asks in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Taking aRead… Read more »

Making the government cool again – seems so 2008 – Plus Your 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over whether federal employees are overpaid, or in the view of some, underpaid. We get newRead… Read more »

In The Post-Snowden World, Security Is Ever Changing – Plus The 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Most people acknowledge the federal government’s civil service system is pretty much broken. It has been called woefully inadequate for the challenges of the 21st century, and frankly one of the biggest impediments to creating the best government possible, that’s the assessment coming from a new report from the partnership forRead… Read more »