Posts Tagged: Minnesota

University Researchers Examine Shutdown’s Effects on Health, Security Programs

The U.S. government shutdown could interrupt some of the country’s services such as disease detection and prevention, healthcare, food safety, emergency response and compliance activities, according to a report by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Lisa Schnirring and Robert Roos write public health and food safety agencies have warned… Read more »

Tales from the Road: Gov’t in Turmoil Across Three States

Last week on vacation, I traveled across three states before spending time with friends and family on a lake in Michigan. While the great majority of my time, of course, was spent kayaking, canoeing, swimming, sightseeing, and eating much more than I should have, it was still hard to avoid the way residents of each… Read more »

The Hokie Guru (Govloop’s Bureaucrat on Sports)… The Big Ten (Um, 11?) College Football Preview!!

Happy Sunday!!! Your History Lesson There’s been a few times in civil service history when the United States Government hired several government workers. 1978 was one of those years. That’s also when one of the largest civil service reforms, Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, was passed. The Act also established the Senior Executive Service… Read more »

NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (Day #1), Stryper, and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five

A few points of interest from the 2009 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament…. what we learned from Day 1 (and yes, the Hokie Guru knows it’s Goldie the Minnesota Gopher with a hockey stick… kind of resembles his first day picks… lol)… 1.) The Hokie Guru is in close to the bottom in Govloop’s… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports – AP Top 25 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Election Edition and Selected Week 10 Picks

Very interesting story in the Politico today; here’s what an Obama Administration might look like. We might see the Hokie Guru’s favorite bureaucrat, Robert Rubin, appointed as Treasury Secretary. The Hokie Guru’s Governor in Virginia, Tim Kaine, also has a shot to be Attorney General. Anyway, please check it out because many of us on… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Ranking the Big Ten (Eleven) Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Did you know that the Big Ten Conference once included the University of Chicago? The Hokie Guru did not know this (and many former administration officials are alumni of this fine institution). In 1895, the original members of the Big Ten Conference included the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of… Read more »