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Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

5 Ways The President’s Management Agenda Misses The Mark On Federal Workforce Engagement

5 Ways The President’s Management Agenda Misses The Mark On Federal Workforce Engagement

Many of the presenting symptoms of malaise in the federal workforce are the result of deep seated behavioral norms that won’t be changed by focusing on surface level measures like engagement. The PMA was a prime opportunity to introduce new methods and measures that can help federal agencies begin to achieve meaningful shifts in their culture leading to improved engagement, improved mission performance, and higher quality citizen services.

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

Federal Spotlight Interview: Laniera Jones

Federal Spotlight Interview: Laniera Jones

Federal Spotlight: Laniera Jones, Training Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Here is our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal Service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

LJ: I have been in the Federal service since June 2003 which included serving all my time with the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce. I came into BEA working part time as an intern while I was attending Lynchburg College. BEA offered me the flexibility of adjusting my schedule to accommodate my course load. In June 2010, I was offered a full-time position with the Bureau which I graciously accepted.

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2018

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell

Federal Spotlight: Melody Bell, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) Resource Management, Office of Environmental Management. Here is our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

MB: I have over 33 years between my time in the U.S. Air Force and Department of Energy in management and leadership positions with multi-disciplinary programs in energy, environmental management, and defense programs. Currently I am the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management in the Office of Environmental Management (EM). Specifically, I provide leadership and direction in implementing key activities around empowerment, engagement, diversity and inclusion, and continuous improvement to promote positive organizational culture change within EM.

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Federal Spotlight: Pamela Thompson

Federal Spotlight: Pamela Thompson

MC: How long have you been in Federal service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

PT: I started my Federal service when I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in February 2014. Prior to joining CFPB, I worked for The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit company that operates multiple Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). However, I spent the majority of my career working for Federal government contractors as a Human Resources executive. In addition, I have worked as an independent contractor for NASA, DHS, VA, OPM, and U.S. Postal Service, providing executive coaching, training, and other human resources services.

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Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Ready, Set, Go: Time to Finalize FY 2019-2023 Strategic Plans

Ready, Set, Go: Time to Finalize FY 2019-2023 Strategic Plans

After months of waiting, Performance.gov is finally back online. While it’s only an interim resource and a brand-new site is forthcoming from The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and General Services Administration (GSA), leaders across the Federal government are thrilled to have something easily accessible to support continued updates to draft strategic plans submitted last summer.

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

Finding Time for Strategic Thinking

Finding Time for Strategic Thinking

In our fast-paced work environments, there is a natural inclination to keep our heads down and accomplish only the tasks directly in front of us at any given time. From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we are bombarded with emails and social media alerts that require our immediate attention. Indeed, we are often rewarded on the job for our ability to navigate daily emergencies and constantly be available.

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