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Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

Efforts to Improve User Experiences at Federal Government Agencies

Efforts to Improve User Experiences at Federal Government Agencies

Processes developed to facilitate government entities serving the people tend to be significantly different from those designed to generate profit in commercial business. While requirements and limitations must still be observed, the time has come for the Federal Government to provide Americans with a user experience that mirrors that of the private sector. This goal […]

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

5 Tips for Avoiding Prohibited Professional Practices

5 Tips for Avoiding Prohibited Professional Practices

In the private sector, we see companies soar or plummet after a crucial management decision becomes known. Their mere survival is closely tied to the public perception of difficult choices. For the Federal Government, the stakes are even higher because American taxpayers finance their work. Each agency or organization has a specific purpose. If any of them fail to succeed, we all lose. Here are a few tips to help you avoid HR compliance missteps.

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

10 Facts about PMP® Exam Changes Taking Effect December 16, 2019

10 Facts about PMP® Exam Changes Taking Effect December 16, 2019

After incorporating changes from the Sixth Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is taking a step into the future of Project Management best practices with a revision to the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination. Here is a breakdown of the exam, according to PMI:

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Seven Steps for Tackling the 2019 Single Audit Compliance Supplement

Seven Steps for Tackling the 2019 Single Audit Compliance Supplement

The Office of Management and Budget informed the grants community on June 28 that the 2019 Compliance Supplement (aka 2 CFR 200, Appendix XI) would be available on July 1. I’m sure that grants auditors and geeks like me took this as a sign to get ready for a not-so-relaxing read during the holiday week. I also took the additional step to review the recently released SF-SAC for fiscal periods ending in 2019, 2020, and 2021 in detail.

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part II: Introspection

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part II: Introspection

In part I of this series, we talked about how to identify the skills required to fulfill your agency’s mission, determine to what extent these qualities exist among your leaders, and define the difference between the two in preparation for addressing leadership gaps. And most likely, as you reviewed the competencies that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) considers essential, you may have recognized that you, as a leader, or prospective leader, can improve in certain areas. In this part, we will look at ways to identify and address your own strengths and weaknesses related to leadership.

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