Posts Tagged: servants

The Federal Pay Debate

There has been a lot of chatter around the salaries and benefits of public servants. Like every debate, there are two sides. We recently attended a panel discussion, organized by the Coalition for Effective Change (CEC), which brought this issue to the forefront by bringing together three of the biggest players in the debate: Congressional… Read more »

Why Feds Don’t Need Rebranding – Part I

Does the Federal Government need to rebrand itself, as some have recently suggested, due to low public approval, politically-charged rhetoric, and negative stereotypes of Federal employees? I think not. Rather, I stipulate that: 1) Rebranding Feds is unnecessary and inadvisable at this time, and 2) There is no real “crisis” for Feds that warrants a… Read more »

Honoring Fallen Civil Servants

Nearly three thousand federal civil servants have died in the line of duty since 1992. They represent a wide range of federal agencies, yet the federal government has no program or policy in place to provide a U.S. burial flag for these fallen heroes. This glaring omission was the subject of an Op-Ed in The… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – May 6, 2011

“NJ court: High costs is denial of access; awards atty’s fees” (The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press) (HT Virginia Coalition for Open Government email) “[Quincy] Massachusetts Turns on Camera for Court Proceedings” (GovTech.com) “The initiative, called “OpenCourt,” incorporates digital technology such as video streams and live broadcasts and makes the media available on… Read more »

Oh What A Night! GEICO Public Service Awards

Last night was such a great night for public service! A night of celebrating those who serve…and I even got my picture taken with the GEICO Gecko! The 31st Annual GEICO Public Service Awards brought feds together to celebrate incredible achievements in public service, honoring 5 truly incredible federal workers from across the country. The… Read more »

A Week to Celebrate: Public Servants & Municipal Clerks

This week is celebrating two large groups of government employees: Municipal Clerks and all of those in Public Service. Public Service Recognition Week About: Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is hosted annually by the Partnership for Public Service and the Public Employees Roundtable. Their website has a “Celebration Toolkit” and an “Events” page to help… Read more »

Public Service Video Contest

The Partnership for Public Service has launched a video contest as part of Public Service Recognition Week! The Challenge: Create a short video depicting the value of government employees and/or what our nation would look like without them. We want contestants, over the age of 18, to consider the vital services performed by government employees… Read more »

The 90-9-1 Principle of Social Media

Just posted on OZloop – Is this an issue in the States? What are the implications of The 90 – 9 – 1 Principle for Gov 2.0 and citizen participation? And, indeed, for public servants engaging in robust online discussion. Here is a presentation given by Crispin Butteriss of Bang the Table on this issue…. Read more »

IBM Center Launches Transition Resources

Next week, we’ll know who the next President will be. And he’ll have to hit the ground running to deal with the mega-challenges he’ll face. His first task will be to put in place his team of executives to run agencies that oftentimes dwarf even Fortune 50 companies. How do they get up to speed?… Read more »