Government Roads are Paved with Good Intentions

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Government Roads are Paved with Good Intentions

Posted on August 7th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Most people are aware the road to hell is paved with good intentions; and so it is with most government roads; the policies, programs and regulations governments approve.  Most government roads have noble intentions but they too produce unintended consequences?

For example, when the US Department of Interior’s decided to ban the harvesting of Sea Lions … Read More »


Career Advancement Strategy: Write and Talk—A Lot

Posted on July 11th, by American Public University System in on the job. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

After working for the U.S. government for four years right out of college, I landed a new job with the Department of Defense (DOD). I was a GS-12 and on my way to making a good living for my family. But, I did … Read More »


How Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Local Government

Posted on July 11th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Nonprofits are vital institutions and can have profound effects on individuals, communities, and governments. These organizations can be attributed with improving our economic conditions, working with government leaders, and advancing public policy initiatives.

A Valuable Organization

Allen L. Ellison co-founded and launched The Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. with Dr. Thomas Douglas in 2014. The … Read More »


Life as a State Social Work Contractor

Posted on July 9th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector, Trends. No Comments

State agencies of every order use their power and budgets to contract others to do their work. These budgets shrink considerably when they are used for services like behavioral healthcare for children. In the case of adult services, the struggle as a state contractor is even greater.

Laura (name changed for privacy), a veteran social worker, … Read More »


Effective Government Communicators

Posted on June 13th, by Chris O'Neil in on the job. No Comments

A government of the people, by the people, for the people, cannot exist without effective communications on behalf of and about government. Without communication, citizens would not know how to access programs that make lives better, would not know about the services their government provides, or how their elected officials are representing their interests. Government … Read More »


Leadership in Government

Posted on May 9th, by Allen Ellison in About the Public Sector. 1 Comment

My fundamental philosophy is that if we are not willing to open our minds, listen with our hearts and seek understanding of some of the most crucial problems of our time, then we have failed as leaders.

Over the last few years, I have thought a lot about how leaders in government have been operating and … Read More »


Government Communicators: The Inside Track

Posted on May 9th, by Chris O'Neil in on the job. 1 Comment

For as long as there have been government communicators and media who report on government, there has been lively debate on the function and value of government communicators. My post today adds to that discussion between the “flacks” and the “hacks” whose symbiotic relationship fuels our democracy through the free and open exchange of public … Read More »


Help With Your Federal Job Search: Who is Credentialed?

Posted on April 19th, by Karol Taylor in Career Advice. 3 comments

Everyone needs a little help. Hillary Clinton famously wrote that it takes a village. Steven Covey shared about interdependence. The American Counseling Association (ACA) set aside the month of April to celebrate Counseling Awareness and to encourage individuals to ask for help and support when they need it. ACA is targeting Career Counseling as an … Read More »


Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Posted on April 8th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 5 comments

Are you REDI? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asked that question in their recently launched REDI Roadmap initiative. REDI is an acronym that stands for recruitment, engagement, diversity, and innovation. The concept behind it is to build a federal workforce that is “talented, well-trained, and engaged” in their work. OPM wants to use the … Read More »


Reducing the Cost of Government Contracts Starts in the Classroom

Posted on April 8th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When many people think about government contracting, stories about hammers or toilet seats purchased for use by the military and costing thousands of dollars and huge project cost overruns is often what comes to mind. Are excessive costs typical?

Over the last few months, the Wall Street Journal reported that the health care website promoted by … Read More »