Posts Tagged: telework

Daily Dose: Isn’t It Time to Tear Down Federal Buildings?

A few months back, GovLoop Community Manager Andrew Krzmarzick made an appeal to the White House: “Mr. President: Tear Down Those Walls”. In a nutshell, he suggested that those “ugly, boxy buildings…represent everything that makes government less efficient and effective” and gave 5 reasons why it’s time to tear them down. So Ed O’Keefe onlyRead… Read more »

Gov Loop Point Oh

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the GovLoop team in their Washington, DC, office (missed you, Andy!). We talked a lot about the design before I had to leave early; nine-month old twins puts a crimp in your night life. And one of the things that struck me was anRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: November 5, 2010

Here’s what the Center for the Business of Government found interesting this week: Gadi Ben-Yehuda FedSpace, the social media site for federal employees and contractors, is running a pilot program, reports Federal Computer Week. Adam Sharp will be Twitter’s first DC-based employee. As promised, I say: welcome to the party, but don’t get comfortable. HereRead… Read more »

New Series Tracks Shift in D.C. Government Office’s Work Culture

This month, the Center for American Progress began chronicling the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s transition to a “results-only work environment” (ROWE) where employees are free to work when they want, where they want—so long as they meet predefined goals. It will be interesting to see how the change under wayRead… Read more »

The Federal Coach: Making ‘Telework’ Work for Federal Employees

Thank you for your comments this week to my recent columns on how to become a government executive and reward federal employees the right way. Please continue sharing your ideas and questions by emailing me at [email protected] To start, I wanted to share the following advice from a reader around becoming a senior government executive:Read… Read more »

GovLoop & Steve Featured in GOVERNING today!

Here’s the article: Social Media in the Public Sector Posted By John O’Leary | October 4, 2010 A recent study from the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) found an increasing shift toward the use of social media such as Twitter, YouTube, and the like, as a way to better reach constituents. According to theRead… Read more »

Fast-Tracking a Greener Government – Meeting those Mandates

This blog entry was originally posted on by GovLoop member, Caron Beesley Green buildings, green transportation, green computing, in fact all things green, is a hot trend. In the public sector, “green” isn’t just the ideal – “green” is mandated. Since the Obama administration moved into the White House, green legislation and “green IT’Read… Read more »

Telework and COOP: What If Your Building Goes Bye-Bye?

Telework and COOP Earlier this month I participated in a blog that asked the question; “What happens if your building is knocked out forever?”. The responses were many and interesting as they discussed the need: for relationships with real estate groups to have contingent space, relationships with distributors for replacing equipment hot sites and coldRead… Read more »

Of Trees and Teleworking

In the past couple of weeks, the DC metro area was wracked by massive storms that compounded commuting woes (and split an apartment building in half). My commuting time more than doubled. Much–maligned power company Pepco featured two Flickr feeds documenting the storm damage and indirectly making a strong case for teleworking. In the daysRead… Read more »