Posts Tagged: jobs

GovLoop….the Social Network for Govt 2.0

(cross-post from my blog, would love to be able to tie that into here) I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately – at least in my circles. Brent stood up one for our summer session on 2.0, the folks behind Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations are using it as a framework forRead… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Selected Week 12 Picks (Call it Revenge Week)

Who’s a giant killer, baby? Virginia Military Institute defeated the University of Kentucky in a major college basketball upset tonight. The Hokie Guru loves David vs. Goliath stories. We all do!! It’s November madness with the Hokie Guru!! Cincinnati controls its own destiny in the Big East and has one college football’s best coaches inRead… Read more »

The Collaboration Fund — an idea for better government

We have two challenges today. 1. The economy is in a funk and 2. We have too many organizational stovepipes So, why not convince the new administration to setup The Collaboration Fund. The fund would disburse awards to those government employees who were the best collaborators. The backbone of the program would be a governmentRead… Read more »

Change.jobs

From the Change.gov website: Apply for a Job This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. President-Elect Obama will make appointments throughout the federal government. Some positions will require Senate confirmation while others will not. Some appointments will be made during the transitionRead… Read more »

A Patriot’s Reading List

No matter which side of the political fence you’re on, these books should prove engaging and enlightening, not to mention pertinent to our time. (If you are uber pro-Bush then you might enjoy the Fareed Zakaria and Reza Aslan books more than the more lefty works). This is just a small collection of some thatRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: What Would You Do? Adapting YouTube, Facebook and MySpace to Governing

One of the first things The Eye learned as he began his new beat is that many federal workers have felt undervalued, under-appreciated and frustrated in recent years about the lack of innovation and creativity allowed in the workplace. “Front-line employees have a really good idea of how to do the work of the federalRead… Read more »

Presidential Transition Update from The Council for Excellence in Government

Following a lengthy Presidential campaign and the historic election of President-elect Barack Obama, all eyes are now on the Presidential Transition. Selecting a team of excellent appointees, getting them on the job or shortly after January 20, and preparing them to hit the ground running to address urgent challenges are Jobs One, Two and ThreeRead… Read more »

Reputation, Lemons and Government

This is a mirror of some thoughts I posted at the Wikinomics site today. Given the GovLoop audience I’d love to get your thoughts on this topic – has it got legs? Interally? Externally to citizens? Share your thoughts! ——— We’re all familiar with the concrept of reputation and how in a world of socialRead… Read more »

YGL – Web 2.0 as an enabler in Federal Government

Web 2.0: What is it? Who’s using it? How to introduce it in your organization? What to expect from a new national administration in 2009? On October 22, 2008, these questions and more were answered at the Web 2.0 event sponsored by Young Government Leaders (YGL), in coordination with our partners at the National AcademyRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: The Plum Book: Cool Jobs

After picking up his copy of the Plum Book just after 10 a.m., The Eye has decamped to an undisclosed location near the Government Printing Office to begin scouring for interesting tidbits. With more than 7,210 jobs listed, it’s quite a task. More than 4,000 of the positions were non-competitively filled by the Bush administrationRead… Read more »