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5 Ways Managing Up Can Further Your Career

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Everyone will have to start somewhere but what determines the pace and direction of your career will depend on how well you know yourself and how well you manage other people around you. 

Agencies Can Punish Employees Who Refuse to Break Rules

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has set a new precedent for the federal workforce by upholding a ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) wherein a State Department employee was punished for refusing to carry out an assignment that would have gone against federal rules.

America’s Trusted Agencies: What Can We Learn From Them?

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In January, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey on how favorably Americans view some different federal agencies.  The agencies they surveyed included Health and Human Services, DOJ, and the Federal Reserve, all of which are viewed favorably by the majority of those surveyed.  

Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week

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Government employees serve and protect our country every day. While we should always show our gratitude for them, Public Service Recognition Week gives us an annual opportunity to reflect upon their service and express our thankfulness. 

Government Employees—High Quality?

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Our nation is blessed with many great citizens, in the past and in the present. So many naysayers have lamented the decline in quality of our youth, with statistics highlighting the obesity, lethargy, softness, and other traits preventing our youth from being real contributors to anything but themselves throughout their lifetimes.

Millennials and Public Service: A Perfect Match

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According to Gallup, Americans’ average level of confidence in 14 key U.S. institutions is only 32%. Considering public opinion of the federal government, it may seem impossible to convince the next generation to consider a career in public service. After all, who wants to join an organization whose main function seems to be a punching bag?

Six Steps to Work-Life Balance

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No, this is not a discussion about weight loss, exercise or nutritious eating. Though important factors of a healthier and happier life, this conversation is about managing change to foster a relevant balance. 

Supreme Court to Decide Appellate Jurisdiction in Federal Employee “Mixed Case” Appeals

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In the first case argued before Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justices appeared to disagree about how to handle “mixed cases,” alleging both adverse employment actions against federal civil service employees and prohibited discrimination, where the Merit Systems Protection Board concludes it lacks jurisdiction because the employee was not subject to an appealable action.

Watch: The Influence of One Cleaner at NASA in 1960

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Travel back in time to discover what it was like to work at NASA during the space race and how an individual’s contribution helps to achieve the organization’s goal.

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A National Dialogue with Arlington National Cemetery

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