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Daunting Challenges Lie Ahead

Paula Ketter

In the wake of the 16-day government shutdown, this issue’s articles are meaningful to leaders and managers in the public-sector workplace, who face a daunting task of engaging employees and building morale post-shutdown. More »

Leaders: Own Your Alligator Brain

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Sandra Palmer

As a leader, your behavior affects the physical health of your direct reports, for better or for worse, just as your supervisor's affects yours. How is this possible? What can you do about it? More »

Relocation Programs Deliver Benefits for Employees and Agencies

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Jenny Mattingley

A little-discussed program that has big implications for those employees who use it also could be an area of cost-savings for agencies. Relocation programs used by federal agencies to provide the mechanics of geographic reassignments are seen as a procurement function a... More »

VA Taps into New and Innovative Solutions

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Paula Ketter

The Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) identifies, prioritizes, funds, tests, and deploys the most promising solutions to VA's most important challenges. The VACI team is led by Jonah J. Czerwinski, who also serves as senior advisor to the Secretary of Vetera... More »

Challenges and Opportunities for Second Obama Administration

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John M. Palguta

The results of the 2012 presidential election offer both good news and bad news for President Obama. The good news is that he now has another four years to work on improving government performance. The bad news is that he now has another four years to work on improving ... More »