Posts Tagged: service

Operating Your Organization Like a Democracy

Young Government Leaders (YGL) and GovLoop present the NextGen Public Service Awards for superior public service and achievement. The 4th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards will be given at the 2014 NextGen Award’s Ceremony, which will kick off the NextGen Training Summit on July 23rd in Washington, DC. We have 18 finalists in six differentRead… Read more »

Is Your Agency the “Happiest Place on Earth?”

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, twirling teacups, fireworks, Space Mountain and Cinderella. These are just a few of the memorable attractions you’ll find at the happiest place on earth – Walt Disney World. The dream of visiting this magical theme park is a wish that thousands children, and adults (guilty as charged!), around the globe hopeRead… Read more »

Be Young and Public: Public Sector Opportunities for Recent Graduates

The Obama Administration has done wonders in terms of young, fresh talent entering the public sector. The Pathways Program Initiative was initiated in 2012 to improve the federal sector by hiring more recent graduates, streamlining the federal hiring process and hiring veterans. Essentially, the program has three main facets: hiring process, internship program and theRead… Read more »

Government Usability: Designing Public Services that Empower and Engage

New York is the latest US city to announce a municipal ID service like in San Francisco and New Haven. There has been extensive coverage of the challenges other cities have faced and the potential to help marginalized groups like the homeless, undocumented immigrants and foster children. What can we learn from the challenges otherRead… Read more »

open311 Use Cases

Exciting new advancements are taking place in the world of open311, which is a data standard that various applications can be built on. A number of open311-compliant open source and commercial applications allow data to be easily shared and used by each other, such as CRMs, mobile reporting apps, and other web interfaces displaying reportRead… Read more »

At the Crossroads of Public Service and Innovation

In the almost two dozen years that I’ve had the honor of working with Federal agencies providing Organizational Development consulting, I’ve been impressed with the quality of the people: their commitment to their jobs and the public they serve, and their interest in making broad leaps in innovation. In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week,Read… Read more »

Making the Millennial Connection: Three Must-Dos for VSOs

As the Department of Defense scales back the number of active duty forces to the smallest sized military since World War II, thousands of military personnel will transition to veteran status. Each service handles the civilian transition differently and every service member’s experience is unique. One thing remains consistent across services: these men and womenRead… Read more »