As COVID-19 came crashing down on the U.S. like a wave, first striking the West Coast before spilling into the rest of the country, state and local governments relied on one another to fine-tune their responses.
Posts Tagged: Oregon
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a variety of ways that it participates in its local communities. There is one that stands above the rest.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) offers opportunities for all permanent staff to experience work outside their classification. These opportunities are called job shadows, where an employee is able to spend a day with someone of their choosing, upon manager approval. I went on a job shadow with a Region 2 Project Manager (PM) inRead… Read more »
The Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Virtual Highway Corridor (VHC) Project has integrated data sources from across the agency and made them available through an internal web portal to provide a comprehensive snapshot to improve efficiency, safety, and accuracy. Read how it was done.
Even though the Beaver State might be dealing with these common challenges, there are many IT improvements and innovations underway.
I recently wrote on the coming of age of the “Digital Public Information Officer (PIO)” and how social media, digital volunteers, and organization is key. (Find the original posting here: Considerations for the Digital Public Information Officer) This sparked a lot of great conversation across the Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) community and aRead… Read more »
Happy Holidays It’s the time of year again. Hope all you folks had a Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday season is right around the corner. Please remember to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign. You can found out more about the mission of the campaign here. Play Govloop’s Bowl Pick’em Here’s the deal… you know theRead… Read more »
Happy Friday!! And yes, the federal government is still open… we’re on a continuing resolution. Be ready for an epic blog post. Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Bowls Meet Al Capone? Most of us feel bad for the little guy, Boise State. Fact is, they are one of the best teams in the country and deserveRead… Read more »
Last week, a county government communications director in Oregon asked me to help her put together a session for their annual state meeting. We agreed that a “show and tell” hour, where attendees volunteer to show their county’s website and let their colleagues tell them what they think, could work well. I offered to doRead… Read more »
Apologies to Dylan, but while pondering recent taxation maneuvers around the globe in renewable energy, the lyrics to his song Catch the Wind were blowing through my head. Investment Tax Credits (ITC) appear to be holding up in most countries, to the benefit of wind and solar power industry players; even as governments map outRead… Read more »