About the Public Sector
Step 1: Don’t apply for the job.
Step 2: Repeat, as needed.
Sometimes your job search can feel like a numbers game – the more applications you send in, the better the odds that you’ll land that dream position, right? Well, what may have worked when you were in high school, looking for a summer job at … Read More »
Decreasing revenue streams and budget shortfalls have led to hiring freezes, unpaid furloughs, and in many cases, layoffs of state and local government employees across the country. And while the private sector is feeling its own brand of pain, the recession has placed public sector employment in a precarious position.
However, the news isn’t all doom … Read More »
Any individual who advocates for mandatory local government term limits for local government offices has either never worked in local government or Is a fool.
Term limits for County Board, City Council, Mayor, Township, Borough, Parish or School Board public offices would be a disaster. In my opinion they would create three things:
Inconsistent local government policies
Absurd … Read More »
At least one interpretation of former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil’s declaration that “All politics is local” suggests that while people may support or reject an issue on a national basis, they tend to actually vote in ways that impact them locally. If you subscribe to this notion and are concerned about local government … Read More »
Much has been said since 2008 – and still is, today – about the devastating impact upon governmental budgets brought on by the foreclosure and property tax calamities. In fact, I don’t believe enough can be said about it.
Having once served as Public Information Director for Dearborn, Michigan, a city hammered
by the foreclosure/ property tax issue and … Read More »
Conflict of Interest – Taking a More Aggressive Approach to Protecting the Integrity of Public Service
As public servants we are all fully cognizant of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act (promulgated from the Political Reform Act of 1974) and the prescribed requirements for disclosing our financial interests and avoiding such conflicts. Most all of us have attended a conflict of interest (COI) seminar at some point in … Read More »
As governments begin to hire again it is imperative for those seeking employment to be better positioned as a powerful professional brand. Everything about you should demonstrate that as a candidate for employment you are THE protagonist for high performance and thus, make it easy for decision-makers to hire you.
In essence, your professional brand is … Read More »
Are you a veteran of the armed services? Are you taking advantage of your veteran’s preference whilepursuing employment with the Federal government?
Disabled veterans and veterans who served on active duty at certain times receive special hiring preference. It is one way the Federal government expresses gratitude for the brave men and women serving our country.
Who is … Read More »
Government has entered a new era. It is an era of reset. When completed, it will change the priorities of governments, nationwide. With the convergence of an unprecedented decline in the world economy combined with escalating cost associated with the delivery of local services, today many communities are finding it increasingly difficult to provide desired … Read More »
Times are tough. As a result, many state and local governments throughout the country are looking for ways to tighten the purse strings. An obvious strategy is to cut expenses, eliminating non-essential programs and services in order to balance budgets. While employee wellness programs may technically fall under the umbrella of non-essential programs and services, … Read More »