Cultural Paper Clip of Contract Management

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Cultural Paper Clip of Contract Management

Posted on March 10th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Fact: There is a culture of contract management and acquisition within the federal government, state government and private contractor and vendor organizations, both domestic and international. But what is that culture? And, how is it defined?

When you examine the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), a core guideline for contractors, you will not find the term … Read More »


Workplace Inspiration: Provide Your Team With It!

Posted on March 10th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Does your organization have formalized performance standards in the form of KPI’s – key performance indicators? You may not call them KPI’s but it is likely that you have performance expectations defined in specific, measurable terms.

Those standards might include project completion or budget analysis or customer service targets or reduction of expenses, etc.

Leaders have a vital responsibility to … Read More »


Reach For The Stars, The Sky Is Not The Limit

Posted on March 10th, by David Shindler in education/training. No Comments

We often refer to the sky being the limit. How claustrophobic says Rachel Wolchin of TheGoodVibe.co. A spacecraft landing on a meteorite shows how far to date the human race has gone beyond its extra-terrestrial ambitions since the Moon landings nearly 50 years ago.

Does pursuing your job and career ambitions feel like mission impossible? Let … Read More »


Information Governance Insights

Posted on March 10th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Information Governance has long been a major issue for governmental agencies, even before the Presidential Directive on Records Management of 2012.

Information Governance Insights will be series of articles intended to provide guidance on improving or establishing your own program. Information Governance is not a software package that can be installed to solve all your issues. … Read More »


When Your New Job Isn’t a Fit

Posted on March 10th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

After months of unemployment, it finally happened – you got a new job! You worked your butt off for this one, so you’ve decided to enjoy it… which unfortunately is a lot harder than you anticipated.

When you got the interview you were so excited that you spent all of your energy selling yourself to the … Read More »


Cybersecurity: The 801 Pound Gorilla in the Room

Posted on March 10th, by David Whicker in About the Public Sector. No Comments

I must admit, the title of this article was meant to catch your attention and require a second look. Whether or not the attempt was successful, the topic and content that follows has most assuredly caught everyone else’s attention.

Survey after survey reveals that the top concern and priority for the majority of information technology leaders … Read More »


Managing Government Employment Expectations

Posted on March 9th, by Marc Plooster in About the Public Sector. No Comments

As a graduate student and self-professed “researcher,” I feel obligated to say first that I do not have personal empirical evidence regarding municipal human resources practices. However, I recently read the article “Determinants of Local Government Workforce Planning,” by Doug Goodman, P. Edward French, and R Paul Battaglio, Jr. in the American Review of Public … Read More »


Federal Job Application Strategies

Posted on February 16th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 2 comments

How do you apply for a federal job? Many people go straight to USAJOBS.gov and start searching for jobs they might like. They look at the Duties section of the Vacancy Announcement and say to themselves, “I can do that.” Then they apply. These same folks upload their two-page corporate résumé, and use it to … Read More »


I Tried to Use a Job to Regain my Identity!

Posted on February 14th, by Shakena Warren in Career Advice. 2 comments

You may be wondering, “What the heck is she talking about?”

When I ventured back into to the workplace working for the federal government, I did not consider ALL THINGS! I just wanted to get back out there and regain my independence and feel like I was on my way somewhere! I made an emotional decision … Read More »


The Likability Factor

Posted on February 14th, by Allen Ellison in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

In almost every aspect of life, the term likeability is at the center of decision making. This idea holds true in political campaigns, speed dating, beauty contests, American Idol, selection of church pastors, straw polls, hand in marriages, choosing favorite foods, a new puppy from the pet store, best friends, new gadgets, and guess what? … Read More »