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Two things your organization can do to create a more inclusive work environment.
Administration changes are difficult under any circumstances. Fortunately, the Senior Executive Service is ready to step in and build the bridge between the the President and his appointees and the federal workforce. However, a recent report shed light on some of the difficulties SES employees face. Learn what these challenges are and how agencies can… Read more »
Federal agencies are starting to recognize the endless possibilities that big data can provide – improved health care and education; prevention of crime and cyberattacks; detection of fraud, waste and abuse; and better and safer transportation services. However, the rise of big data has led to big projects, big bucks and big challenges as agencies… Read more »
Ever felt left out at work, like you didn’t fit in with your coworkers in some way or another? If you work in the public sector, you are not the only one who’s had that experience. According to a survey conducted by Monster Government Solutions, 71 percent of federal workers report feeling misunderstood at work… Read more »
Government increasingly spends more time, money, and effort into strengthening cybersecurity. But is government getting the return on such investments that it should? (ISC)2, the largest not-for profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, recently released its seventh Global Information Workforce Study (GISWS) in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, Cyber 360… Read more »
With constant emerging technologies and our increasing dependence on electronic devices, cybersecurity affects everyone. Whether it is highly confidential data that you handle at your workplace or your personal banking information, you probably have some form of electronic information that you’d like to keep private and secure. We all need cybersecurity knowledge. For cyber professionals,… Read more »
The other day, as I sat among an honored crowd of Veterans, I wept quietly for a number of reasons. You see, my youngest children both are in schools where Veterans are honored in beautifully displayed ceremonies full of patriotic pomp and circumstance. I sat there as the only woman Veteran. I sat there as… Read more »
All federal employees should be mindful of the importance of workforce diversity, especially federal managers. Executive Order 13583 was signed by President Obama in August 2011: Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce. According to E.O. 13583: “Our Nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and… Read more »
It’s no secret the federal workforce has been treated like a punching bag for too long. Public animosity towards government is one factor contributing to low morale among feds. Poor morale may lead to decreased productivity and increased indifference to mission-related work. Other detrimental repercussions associated with low morale include employee disengagement and absenteeism. Now… Read more »