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Posted by on May 28, 2020

OTA Offers Big Benefits…If You Know How to Use It

OTA Offers Big Benefits…If You Know How to Use It

Other Transaction Authorities (OTA) were created to provide selected agencies the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices reflecting commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. OTA allows for rapid procurement from non-traditional contractors without FAR-based competition.   Although the provision of OTA has been around for decades, it has generally […]

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Posted by on May 20, 2020

On this Memorial Day…

On this Memorial Day…

Of all the choices we make in our lives, making the commitment to serve in the military, and risk paying the ultimate sacrifice, is a choice we all should honor. Not only can this work be trying for the individual, but also for their friends and family. It is a choice that should not be […]

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Posted by on May 4, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be A Public Service Worker?

What Does It Mean to Be A Public Service Worker?

For one week each year, the nation takes time to focus on the dedication, commitment, and sacrifice of federal, state, county, and local government employees. Here at Management Concepts, many of our instructors and staff have had experience as public service workers. Phil Davidson, one of our dedicated senior instructors, was glad to share his perspective […]

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2020

Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty

Managing a job, home, and family can be a challenge. But when life gets turned upside down, it’s not uncommon for everyday frustrations to become serious points of friction. When we deal with one issue after another, our ability to tolerate frustration diminishes, and the likelihood that we experience miscommunication and conflict increases. During this […]

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Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

The Perfect Pairing — Professional Skills and Public Service

Why do people choose to work in the public sector? Instead of chasing profits, the work of public service impacts every American. Think about it. Our food, housing, education, healthcare, natural resources, manufacturing, and national security are all defined and regulated by the federal government to some extent. Many pursue a public service career because […]

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