A number of years ago I left the private sector to work for local government. I wish I could say that it was a smooth, planned transition but I did the thing that is never ever recommended. I quit.
Posts Tagged: Public sector
Requesting feedback from different people can help you improve your performance.
Most of us are not that familiar with what happens behind the scenes to process the petabytes of data collected through sensors, cell phones, images, search engines and financial transactions, but it’s safe to say that the analysis of these data make our current information-based economy run.
These tensions between self and community identity, the known and unknown, encapsulate some fundamental things for me about working for equity in the government sector.
If you’ve ever wanted to build a house, you know there’s a lot to consider: location, design, features, and costs. We don’t really focus on the tools needed to make it happen — that’s for the construction company to figure out. Over the past 20 years of working on government tech projects, I’ve noticed thatRead… Read more »
Follow me on Twitter (@OliverClarkMe) for on-site coverage including blog recaps, live-tweeting from sessions, pictures and more! Threats to societies and organizations have never been more numerous or intense. From fraud and cybercrime, criminal and terrorist threats to weather related disasters and infrastructure emergencies, communities, corporations and countries must prepare for threats, accelerate responses andRead… Read more »
In the wake of the OPM breach back in June, the federal government has been scrambling to patch cybersecurity vulnerabilities across the country. Federal CIO Tony Scott ordered a 30-day sprint, which tasked government agencies with addressing known vulnerabilities and establishing multistep authentication security frameworks. But as cyber threats against the government grow more advanced,Read… Read more »
In the recent post, I mentioned that one lady govie asked where women had it better – in the private or the public sector. In that article, we explored paid parental leave. Today, let’s talk about representation in leadership roles. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s important to have your perspective included in decision-making. That doesn’tRead… Read more »
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 17% of working Americans are employed by the public sector. Here on Govloop, we all know what makes us different than private sector employees, but what does the research say? A look at the available research revealed 7 surprising (and not so surprising!) ways that government employeesRead… Read more »
In case you missed it, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has brought a piece of Silicon Valley’s high-tech entrepreneurial spirit to Washington in the form of a new and exciting Innovation Lab. Since launching in March 2012, the Lab has been successfully utilized by employees from dozens of federal agencies ranging from NASARead… Read more »