Beyond the Family Tree of Contracting

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Beyond the Family Tree of Contracting

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

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

Remember the yellow, No. 2, FaberCastell pencil? It was the American standard for decades of K-12 schools and colleges and could also be found inside the gray, government-issued desks, along with the black ballpoint pens that said “US Government.”

I have with 20 FaberCastell … Read More »

7 Education Tips for Public Sector Careers

Posted on October 8th, by Danita Dyess in education/training. No Comments

When Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” he could have been referring to the career path of a public sector worker. Public service jobs address complex issues and require higher learning. Read these tips to create a well-developed strategy to find the best college … Read More »

Innovative Service Begins with the Right Attitude

Posted on October 8th, by Chip Bell in on the job. No Comments

His surgery went much longer than anyone expected so I ended up sort of sleeping in the hospital waiting room much of the night.  My friend was expectedly grouchy as he went in and out of a nap once he was returned to his hospital room.  But, his irritability paled in comparison to the night … Read More »

Economic Advancement of Women

Posted on September 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

Women compose over half of the world’s population, however, our contributions to measured economic activity, growth, and security remains considerably below its potential. The challenges of growth, job creation, and involvement are all closely interconnected. Growth and stability are essential in order to give women the necessary opportunities, however, our participation within the labor market … Read More »

How to Become a Homicide Detective

Posted on September 5th, by Scott Blaufeux in education/training. No Comments

Cops—even homicide detectives—sometimes get a bad rap. They can be accused of abuse of power, corruption, false witness, violence, racism, you name it. Never has this been brought into clearer focus than on the one-year anniversary of the protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri.

With a little objectivity, though, I think it’s safe to assume that … Read More »

Introverts and Extroverts In Government Collaborate For Results

Posted on September 5th, by Jennifer Kahnweiler in education/training. No Comments

John, an introvert, and Quinn, an extrovert, were training managers at a regional government agency. The employees in their office needed help with creating viable learning plans. Unfortunately, John and Quinn were overwhelmed with requests for coaching and needed to come up with a solution to serve their all employees.

So they put their heads together … Read More »

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 »