Posts Tagged: shutdown

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 eachRead… Read more »

Saving the Earth, One “Work-From-Home Day” at a Time

I think it is safe to say that we’re all happy that a federal government shutdown was avoided this month. Yes, some workers were planning great volunteer opportunities that couldn’t take place, but most folks are happy to have received their normal paycheck. Still, the possible shutdown left me wondering – what would traffic haveRead… Read more »

FedSMC 2011 Makes Some Headlines!

Never too early to start thinking about FedSMC 2012 – but before we go there, I want to share some highlights of 2011! FedSMC 2011 Headlines: FedSMC 2011 Made The Top Five Most Important Government Events of 2011. Thanks to GovEvents.com and all the voters! Feds Respond to Averted Shutdown“Federal employees attending the Federal SeniorRead… Read more »

GovLoop Featured on NPR!

In case you missed it, here’s a really an excellent write-up by Eyder Peralta that captures the essence of GovLooper interactions around the shutdown: At Web’s Social Hive For Government Workers, A Mix of Disillusion, Hope An excerpt from this well-written piece: As the government shutdown started to seem inevitable, the talk on the publicRead… Read more »

Complexity Economics and the Almost-Shutdown of 2011

Like many of you I spent my evenings over the last week watching the news networks as various experts debated the looming shutdown. I heard the various economic arguments around the budget battles and I was constantly struck by the thought that decisions concerning peoples’ lives and security were being decided by a 19th centuryRead… Read more »

Fine. You Do It. (.com)

I put together a site called ‘Fine-YouDoIt.com‘. Govlooper’s can go and post the things that they will need citizens to be doing for the country over the next few weeks. So post some stuff and show people what the “government” does for them everyday. Enjoy!

Government Shutdown—A Pain or A Crisis?

Government shutdown. It isn’t a natural disaster, but it surely could be considered a crisis. As a communications consultant I’ve heard stories from counterparts across the agencies talk about their approaches in dealing with the possible government shutdown. With each discussion the same question comes up, “How do you prepare for a specific event whenRead… Read more »

If the Government Shuts Down, Should I Go to That Conference?

Authored by Sean Tucker It’s a simple question – if the government shuts down, should I still go to an event where the speaker is a government employee? – but no one seems to have a simple answer. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) referred us to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMBRead… Read more »

Friday Fab Five: Social Media Ninjas, Shutdown Rockstars, or National Champs- Which are you?

Shutdown Got You Down? It’s time to take a quick break for the… Friday Fab Five! Yes, it is a stressful day for many to say the least, but it’s also Friday, which means it’s time to take a look back at the week’s accomplishments. The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to SteveRead… Read more »