Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

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Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

Posted on May 12th, by Alfred Hull in Trends. 2 comments

While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable options. The Federal Government offers opportunities in Contracting, Human Resources, Budget and IT. When I made my transition from my military career, I had to balance … Read More »


The Art of Asking Why?

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Alvarado in on the job. No Comments

It seems like a simple question – why?  We ask it every day.  But how often do we take the time to fully answer the question as a means to understand purpose?  Upon meeting someone new, we typically encounter the question, “What do you do?”  Most of us have a prepared, canned response to this … Read More »


Outsourcing Can Lead to Increased Government Efficiencies

Posted on May 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Nothing drives innovation like challenge. The silver lining in the cloud of fiscal strain facing many local governments is that nothing drives innovation quite like challenge.  The great recession has produced buzz phrases that are already growing tired, from “doing more with less” to “the new normal.”  But in contrast to tired phrases, many local … Read More »


Treat Your Professional Identity Like Metadata

Posted on May 9th, by David Shindler in Trends. No Comments

Big data is a hot topic. Mega corporations like Google and Amazon glean huge volumes of information about their customers’ interests and spending patterns. The furore over the Edward Snowden revelations propelled the word metadata from the private lexicon of IT professionals into the mainstream political and media spotlight.

So how do you Treat Your Professional … Read More »


Public Policy Analyst: A Public Service Career Feature

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

Earning a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree allows for many career options and one of those options is a Public Policy Analyst, also known as a Policy Analyst. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, policy analysts establish policy and assess the efficiency of various programs. Some analysts assist in the decision-making … Read More »


New Technologies Graduates Need to Know for Government Employment

Posted on May 8th, by Paul Palamattam in education/training, Trends. No Comments

We have all become increasingly aware of the use of data by the federal government. From national security to health care to education, data and new technologies are playing increased roles in what federal agencies do. But increasingly, municipal governments are also employing a range of new technologies to solve local problems. For example, the … Read More »


Putting the Meat in Team

Posted on May 8th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

There is a growing trend in the private firms of staff development which has shown signs of success.  The lunch meeting with a potential new team member to see how the person interacts with potentially new coworkers has been on the rise.  The theory behind the concept is simple.  Does this person fit?  If so, … Read More »


Public Policy: The Good & Bad

Posted on April 13th, by Stan Skipworth in Trends. No Comments

Local, regional and even national public policy brings both opportunity to grow and evolve, and on occasion, a related opportunity to step back to a previous position or place if a policy doesn’t work.  Two excellent illustrations of ‘the choice after the choice’ I have learned from come from two very diverse settings.

Consider that in 1984, … Read More »


Boomers and Millennials: Gen-X to the Rescue!

Posted on April 13th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

As many are aware, the generations have aligned on the American workplace like the planets in some science fiction movie.  However, this does not have to alert us to the doom of the known world as with so many of those movies.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good “back in my day” … Read More »


How Often Should You Take a Break?

Posted on March 14th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in on the job. No Comments

Beyond what is required by law, most places of business in America don’t actively encourage their employees to take breaks. In fact, some companies even show preference to those workers willing to work through breaks and lunches, believing this shows initiative and dedication. And why shouldn’t they? After all, you get better production out of … Read More »