The President’s Management Agenda refers to the concept of innovation frequently, and it is depicted as playing a critical role in achieving the outlined goals.Read More
I am currently the head of Human Resources (HR) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an organization of 12,000 dedicated scientists and program administrators who use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision-makers with the reliable information they need, when they need it.Read More
One of my biggest achievements is winning the Federal Employee of the Year – Outstanding Specialist Category. Competition for the Federal Employee of the Year is extremely high, my nomination was reviewed and ranked the winner out of 18 nominations from various agencies within the Chicago Federal Agency area and it truly was a humbling surprise.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
When I worked for a small (less than 10 employees) consulting group, it was the habit of each person to ask everyone else if they needed any help before leaving for the day. Because it was a small group of people, it was easy to check in with everyone. This would occur like clockwork at […]Read More