Closing the Gender Wage Gap Benefits the Economy

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Closing the Gender Wage Gap Benefits the Economy

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

The gender pay gap has been a persistent national issue. The latest data illustrates that while the United States has made great progress, there is still more work to be done. According to the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum, there is no nation in the world where a woman earns … 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Public Sector Leadership and Coaching Basketball

Posted on August 8th, by TL Cox in education/training. No Comments

If you’ve read any of my blog entries for The Persimmon Group (TPG), you know that I’m a hardcore Dallas Mavericks fan, a true blue MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life).  Tulsa is my adopted home, though, and much of my work at TPG is in Oklahoma City, so I throw some of my support to … 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 »


Hawaii: First in Progressive Health Care

Posted on August 4th, by H.E. James in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It isn’t just access to all the sun and surf in the state of Hawaii, which marks the 56th Anniversary of its statehood this month, that makes its citizens so healthy.  Hawaii proves that universal access to healthcare can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life of a population.

The last state to join … Read More »