Downsizing Government: 2016 Realities  

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Downsizing Government: 2016 Realities  

Posted on March 27th, by careersingov in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Government employees often cite job security, together with generous retirement and fringe benefit packages, as factors which initially attracted them to their jobs and serve as a powerful retention force.  However, after the recession, Government employees now increasingly have to deal with furloughs, layoffs, salary and benefit cuts and cries for pension reform from state … Read More »


Women in the Workplace: Subjects of Unconscious Bias

Posted on March 12th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

As I have been writing for a few months, inequality takes many forms and manifests in numerous manners. As women, we have been targets for many things all of our lives, however, hindering us professionally damages the way we provide for ourselves and our families. It also detriments the economy when we are held back … Read More »


The History of Public Health Care and Lillian Wald

Posted on March 9th, by H.E. James in on the job. No Comments

March 10 celebrates the birth of an extraordinary woman: Lillian Wald.  Wald was born into a middle-class New York family in 1867 and became a nurse at the age of 24.  After taking medical courses, Wald’s journey to health care reformer began.

While working in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Wald was confronted with poverty and a … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: The Magic Black Box

Posted on February 11th, by Robin Woolen in education/training. No Comments

We’ve talked a lot about Information Governance and the goal of increasing the productivity of employees, lower costs, increase operational opportunities, and cover downside risk by providing consistency, integrity, security and availability of information throughout the information governance lifecycle. We’ve built a program from the ground up and it’s working as intended. However, the amount … Read More »


How Government Can Utilize Niche Social Media

Posted on February 10th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

If you have been reading GovTalk the last few months, you should have some direction on how to use the three largest social media platforms to your entity’s advantage.  Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the top tools to coordinate a social media campaign for any organization, even a local government.

However, there are a few smaller … Read More »


Paid Leave: A Women’s or Economic Issue?

Posted on February 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in Career Advice. No Comments

For years paid leave has been viewed as a women’s issue or an inconsequential one. The truth is that paid leave has known economic and employer benefits. So why is it that the United States is the only industrialized nation that does not offer it? What is the path forward?

Paid and Unpaid Leave Data

In 2014, … Read More »


Government Product News Interview with Careers In Government

Posted on February 1st, by careersingov in About Us, Awards, In The News. No Comments

The Careers In Government (CIG) website works to match qualified individuals with rewarding careers in government. CIG is a forum for the exchange of news and information of interest to more than 20 million Americans working, or seeking employment, in public sector occupations. CIG was created and developed by public sector employees. The site has been connecting … Read More »


Do Governments Need Economic Development?

Posted on January 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are some who argue government has no business getting involved with economic development.  They believe economic development is not a government function. Conversely, there are others who maintain economic development is the primary function of any American Government; they assert ‘The business of American government is business’.  I’m not sure which side is correct; … Read More »


5 Reasons Why the Public Sector Needs Marketing

Posted on January 9th, by Danita Dyess in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Marketing  + public sector = success does not seem like a common equation. Marketing  is the actions (sales, public relations, pricing, packaging and distribution) taken to place your product or service with a customer. It is synonymous with the private sector and companies with six-figure budgets and award-winning marketing departments.  But there is a direct … Read More »


Women’s Leadership: Challenging Our Social Norms

Posted on January 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Women are equally qualified for leadership positions as their male counterparts, however, less of us continue to fill political and corporate leadership positions. Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as the capacity for innovation and intelligence. Some believe that women make stronger leaders than men because we are more … Read More »