KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

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KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

Posted on October 10th, by Camille Roberts in education/training. No Comments

Recently, I was working with a client whose job announcement included four Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the qualification requirements. As I began to discuss with him the best approach, he quickly informed me that “we don’t have to write KSAs anymore.” I told him that this is only partially true. As of 2010, … Read More »


Life, Simply the Best!

Posted on October 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

I was in Amsterdam last week and I took the obligatory stroll through its world famous red light district. I was surprised at what my reaction was.  I thought it was all a bit sad.

Girls with fake smiles giving false portrayals of their real selves. Men who were

blivious to what the genuine delights of that … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Is It Time?

Posted on October 9th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Information Governance is easier when you think of it in terms of The Four “Ws” which are

​What are your information assets?

Where are they located?

When can you dispose of them?

Who manages them and has access to them?

In last month’s article we talked about the second “W” – Where. So now that you know where your information … Read More »


Celebrate Health Literacy Month!

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

More than a third of the country’s population is healthcare illiterate.  What does this mean?  It means that these members of the population struggle to obtain and process healthcare knowledge and data.  Thus, they make less-informed healthcare decisions, ultimately jeopardizing their lives.

There are a number of factors that contribute to health literacy, or a lack … Read More »


Understanding Your Brain Results in Better Collaboration

Posted on October 8th, by Martha Duesterhoft in education/training. No Comments

It happened again…my dog hunted and “captured” a rabbit in our backyard! I have a Basenji, which is a breed from Africa who has hunting instincts, especially rodents. Those hunting instincts are strong and she just can’t help herself.

Just as animals have those natural instincts, so do we humans. Our brains are wired for social interaction.

Dr. David Rock is … Read More »


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 »


Police Officers Need a Second Career Plan

Posted on October 8th, by John Eldridge in education/training. No Comments

There’s life after police work. A lot of my friends went on to second careers when their police careers ended. Some stayed in the investigations field and became private investigators or security specialists. Others wanted to try something completely different and found careers in business. Several became realtors. A couple wrote books. One went into … Read More »


Engaging Citizens on Social Media: Show Some Personality!

Posted on October 8th, by Staci Zavattaro in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Ask any social media manager for a government agency what works, and you will likely get this question in return: “Works for what purpose?” There are many reasons government agencies might turn toward social media to communicate with citizens: emergency communications, event updates, meeting announcements, etc. The problem many agencies have is a valid one … 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 »


The Integration of Technology in Government

Posted on September 12th, by Marc Plooster in About the Public Sector. No Comments

The ushering in of the information age from the industrial age was supposed to allow an individual to live anywhere and remain a productive member of society.  This meant that someone could, if they found it desirable, live in the forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and through the use of telecommunications, work in … Read More »