Welcome to GovLoop, the premier online community for government employees.
Who Am I? My name is Steve Ressler. I've been in the U.S. federal government for 5 years where I am an IT Program Manager. I still work a 9 to 5 and this is my 5 to 9 so to say. If you want more background on me, check out my personal website and the organization I co-founded Young Government Leaders about 5 years ago (there are new rockstars that run it now)
Why? I created this online network as a way to connect government employees. Personally, I have founded and participated in many government associations (Young Government Leaders, ACT/IAC, Partnership for Public Service, NAPA, Federal Managers Association, etc) and I have found them very rewarding. Additionally, I have searched and utilized the government websites, good government sites, and professional groups.
I wanted an online forum to connect all my various groups and to connect with government employees across agencies. I wanted an informal place where people could gather, share their ideas, and ask other questions. A place that could serve as a repository for both current and future government employees as they start and grow in their career.
As thus, GovLoop is born. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know how we can take it to the next level.