Vol. 43 Nbr. 1, March - March 2014
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- Are you ready for the new workplace reality?
- Government auditors: Your partners in public trust: Collaborative and proactive involvement with inspectors and auditors can help agencies identify and monitor risks, and develop action plans to mitigate problems before they progress.
- What drives employee engagement? It's all about the 'I': employees decide if they want to be engaged. but employee engagement also involves a rational component. what is the manager's influence?.
- Using real-time data to create smarter, more responsive aid: USAID paired social media with official statistics on food price inflation and applied the results to its developmental work. The current information enabled it to form a new digital picture of financial inclusion.
- Leveraging the synergy of learning and knowledge management: Knowing what and whom you need to know to be successful may be the crux of learning. By merging these two disciplines into the learning curriculum, the Federal Transit Administration increased the return of each training dollar.
- Public sector innovation in the Australian public service: After formally recognizing the drivers for innovation and the need for its more systematic application, APS created a framework for understanding and undertaking innovation. How can agencies embed it within their practices?.
- Decreasing engagement highlights less desirable government jobs: forum: workplace reality: creating stability amid uncertainty.
- After the shutdown.
- The federal shutdown's impact on states.
- Embracing the call to service.
- Professional networks and programs available for careers in public service: have you wanted to strengthen and grow in your federal career, but are not sure how? There are numerous opportunities for federal employees or those interested in public service careers to tap into existing networks and programs across the government.
- Rebuilding and re-engaging a battered public sector workforce.
- The missing voice in the government shutdown.
- Forum: management beyond 'doing more with less'.
- Forum: invest in the workforce and prioritize programs to meet challenges.
- Why employee morale matters--especially now: The solution to engagement and retention issues is the ability of the manager to truly understand what is in the hearts and minds of their employees.
- Assuring quality in the clean energy economy: why credentials are important: The public sector has an important role in developing and implementing a framework for clean energy markets. Along with industry, government agencies can bring safeguards and value into the market structure.
- Big data and the government agency: a look at how three federal agencies manage Big Data in the wake of a White House document outlining a four-layer digital structure through which data can be amassed, organized, and presented.
- Do-It-Yourself design: A user-designed training curriculum can lead to innovation programs that are more readily adopted by users. An interconnected approach to design uses selected team members and a facilitator.
- Building a professional acquisition corps in the department of veterans affairs: VA is institutionalizing repeatable acquisition management and oversight practices and raising standards for acquisition employees. This will benefit veterans' services and offer opportunities for employee advancement and training.
- Clinical psychology for line leaders: help with your biggest challenges: Nicole Lipkin, What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues (AMACOM, 2013).
- HUD reaches out with learning sessions: thousands of feds watch live or tune in to webinars that started as management staff meetings. Speakers and the audience beg for more.
- Public engagement is fun and games.