Posts Tagged: Holiday

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 »

WHSR to Hold Industry Engagement Award Ceremony for Federal Agencies

The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable will honor federal officials from Department of Homeland Security component departments for work with industry partners at an upcoming Holiday Reception event. The Industry Engagement Awards aims to acknowledge agencies who maintain relationships with the industry segment, WHSR said Nov. 18. “Partnerships enable real collaboration between industry and government to… 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 »

5 Things the USA.gov Brand Learned from Launching Campaigns

By Leilani Martinez and Jessica Milcetich The USA.gov team is launching a series of interactive, multimedia campaigns that package the most useful and relevant government information around specific topics. The whole USA.gov family — including GobiernoUSA.gov,Kids.gov, social media outlets, email lists and more — is working in a coordinated fashion for these campaigns in order… Read more »

Things Not to Do at Your Government Office Holiday Party

It’s that magical time of year, when lights are strewn, carols sang and way too many sugary treats are eaten. For most offices, it also means that some kind holiday party will be held. With cash short on hand in most government offices today, that means even more parties will be taking place right there… 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 »

Government Books: Gifts You Can Open Again and Again

In this busy holiday season many are looking to simplify their lives and give more meaningful gifts. With many of us pitching in to buy retirement gifts for our fellow govies who are taking early out offers and the continued salary freeze for government salaries, our gift-giving budgets are tight. So if you are looking… Read more »

Government Teaches About Fireworks Safety Online

Speaking of practical ways that the government can provide useful information to citizens online… there are various government webpages that help citizens become informed on being safe around fireworks. Here’s a sampling of them… “According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) annual death and injury report (PDF, 325 Kb) on fireworks, approximately 40… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Be A Saint to the Environment this St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is big business…and it has a big impact on our environment. They say that 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year, and the holiday takes the #1 spot for fresh flower purchases, with around a billion valentines sent out each year. Those billion cards, if you were to lay them… Read more »