Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Some things can move fast in bureaucracies! President Obama signed Executive Order 13522, “Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services,” in early December to resurrect the labor-management partnerships from the Clinton era.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Just in time for the national Public Service Recognition Week, Saturday Night Live aired a biting satire: “The 2010 Public Employee of the Year Award.” In the skit, several finalists for the award strut their stuff. For example, a fictitious Markeesha..
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Obama Administration announced today a scorecard of the quality of the plans submitted earlier this month by 29 major agencies. Using a checklist of 30 criteria, the scorecards show all agencies rating either a “yellow” or a “green” on their scorecar
Friday, April 23, 2010
Collaboration is one of the key elements of President Obama’s signature Open Government Initiative. However, federal agencies’ Open Government Plans don’t seem to address it very well. But collaboration expert Russ Linden says “collaboration is vital,.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Earlier this week, the Pew Center’s survey on citizen trust in government shows trust in government has plummeted to record lows. As if to support these findings, there were “gun rallies” in support of Second Amendment rights a few days ago. And last...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order creating a new White House advisory board to be populated by corporate executives who will provide cutting-edge best management practices to their government counterparts. As noted by Government Executi
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Friday, April 16, 2010
Federal agencies recently released their Open Government Plans on how they will actively engage citizens in agency decision-making efforts. None, that I’ve seen in what I’ve read so far, are taking advantage of a growing trend to use geographic informati
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
While Jonathan Breul is attending the IRMCO Conference in Cambridge, Maryland, I’m attending the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in San Jose, California. I understand it’s sunny in Cambridge. . . it’s rainy in...
Monday, April 12, 2010
This week the General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting its 49th annual Interagency Resources Management Conference. An estimated 300 Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Capital Officers,
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Friday, April 9, 2010
. . . Both the White House and the Open Government advocacy groups plan to assess them. No good deed goes unnoticed! The White House says it will evaluate them by May 1st (this implies that OMB posted the agency plans before it reviewed them – this...

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