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A Social Media Primer for Feds

Posted: April 20, 2015

Social media, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn or blogs, has become very popular because it’s fun and can reconnect old friends and acquaintances.  Social media can also be used as an effective tool for government agencies to stay in touch with employees, other agencies, and the public they serve. There are some basic rules; […]

Just in time for Tax Day, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted in an interview with the Washington Post , “We certainly can’t afford to have taxpayer service be any worse than it is, although it’s hard to imagine it being much worse than it is.”   Credit him for his honesty, but that will hardly make […]

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is issuing a follow up to their 2013 “Freeze the Footprint” policy requiring federal civilian agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop plans for further downsizing of real property footprints over the next five years.  The “Freeze the Footprint” policy had two major mandates for agencies, according […]

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and celebrations around the world are in full swing.  For many, it represents a lucky day (i.e., “The Luck of the Irish”), dominated by the color green, including green-dyed beverages of your choice.  However, there are probably many St. Patrick’s Day fun factoids you may be unaware of.  Here […]

Following up on our February 6th blog post regarding the big increase in federal workers called for in President Obama’s 2016 budget; according to OMB, federal agencies are actually hiring more than 72,000 employees in 2015, reversing sequestration cuts and years of hiring freezes.  This 2015 hiring surge is separate from that set forth in […]