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3 Reasons Not to Send an Introductory Letter to a Federal Hiring Manager

on December 20, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The author, who worked as a hiring manager in the government, says that he would naturally tend to recoil when aspiring employees sent him unsolicited emails with a resume. He explains why he believes this is problematic for federal job seekers.

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New Administration: Real Improvement This Time?

By on December 19, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
New Administration: Real Improvement This Time?

New administrations introduce major initiatives that often cannot be sustained, however, the author says this time could be different. He says that the application of new methods by the Trump Administration has the potential of producing results where most everyone gains, or at least, are not any worse off.

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How to Help Your Employees Repay Their Student Loans

By on December 2, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
How to Help Your Employees Repay Their Student Loans

Nearly 14 percent of the American population carries over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, which rises rapidly every second. Here is some information for programs available to federal employees to help with repaying student loan debts.

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What the Cop Show Blue Bloods Can Teach You About Writing Better Emails

By on November 27, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
What the Cop Show Blue Bloods Can Teach You About Writing Better Emails

Believe it or not, the TV drama Blue Bloods can teach us about writing better emails and improving our writing generally). Here are some lessons we can learn from the show.

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Don’t Let E-Mails Delete Your Federal Career

By on November 15, 2016 in Court Cases, Leadership with 0 Comments
Don’t Let E-Mails Delete Your Federal Career

Misuse of email can lead to the end of a federal employee’s career. Here are some tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

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Report Suggests Next Administration Make Radical Changes to the Federal Workforce

By on October 27, 2016 in Leadership, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Report Suggests Next Administration Make Radical Changes to the Federal Workforce

A new report says that the incoming presidential administration should consider making some radical changes to the federal workforce in order to improve government performance.

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How to Disagree With a Co-worker Without Getting Into a Fight

on October 17, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Considering the average American spends 40 hours or more at work each week, arguments with others in the office are inevitable. When disagreements with co-workers go bad, they leave you frustrated and humiliated. At their worst, they could even cost you your jobs. The good news is, they don’t have to.

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How to Deal With a Manipulative Coworker

on October 12, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
The author recounts some of her own experiences dealing with manipulative coworkers and what she did to deal with them that worked as well as what could have been done better.

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Upping Your Government Career Game with Higher Ed

By on October 4, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Upping Your Government Career Game with Higher Ed

The author says that federal employees who plan to get an advanced degree should make their decision carefully because poorly choosing a course of study can lead to a dead end career path with the government.

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What Should be the Role of Agency Inspectors General?

By on September 7, 2016 in Leadership with 18 Comments

A new report looks at the role of agency inspectors general and examines how to best utilize them to maximize government operating efficiency.

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