Tag: Email

Secret Identities at the EPA?

By on November 16, 2012 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Lawmakers are concerned that EPA senior personnel have been conducting official government business through clandestine means.

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Watch the Sarcasm In Your Emails

By on November 14, 2012 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Sarcasm requires gestures, facial expressions, word inflections and all sorts of tiny nonverbal cues. Your recipient can’t see or hear any of these things in your email.

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Email Tip: Keep Your Message To A Single Screen

By on October 23, 2012 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Your colleagues are busy. In the first split-second after they open your email, they will scan the message to determine whether or not they have time to read it that moment. Imagine your recipient taking a still photo of your email and forming their first impression of it. What do you want in that photo? […]

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Don’t be Another Casualty of Email

By on May 18, 2012 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author offers some tips on how to avoid sending an emotionally charged email to a friend or co-worker that you might later regret.

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Don’t Hit ‘Send’ Until You Have Read These Email Tips

By on February 11, 2010 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The emails you send at work are like any other professional documents. They reflect your professionalism and competence, and when you send them you lose all control over who sees them and how they’re used and interpreted. So before hitting ‘Send,’ read these email tips.

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Courts Open Window to Expand Employees’ Rights to Privacy in Electronic Communications

By on December 15, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

The courts have been chipping away at employees’ privacy rights, particularly with regard to email on the clock. Some of these issues are being given a second look.

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Defining Your Personality With New Technology

By on June 27, 2006 in Leadership with 0 Comments

Adding a touch of personality to your e-mail may brighten someone’s day but may also unintentionally irritate or attract unnecessary attention.

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Think Before Sending E-Mail

By on June 19, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Can sending an e-mail message to your friends and colleagues get a federal employee in trouble? Think before hitting the “send” button–the e-mail may come back to haunt you as these federal employees have found.

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Mail Chauvinism: E-Mail and the Postal Service, Circa 1980

By on November 6, 2002 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The future is hard to predict and even harder to conrol. In 1980, representatives of the Postal Service saw the agency retaining control of e-mail just as it does paper mail.

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