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When Government Flexes Its Employer Muscle
President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation
Private employers all across the country are experimenting with ways to improve their employees' health and achieve more value for their health care dollars.
Federal Employees Earn 50% More Than The Private Workforce
It is at least fair to ask if these salaries are deserved -- after all, much of the federal workforce does require special
The Public Sector and the Market Model -- A Risk to Trust and Citizenship
Founder, Leadership for a Responsible Society
Government is based, ultimately, on fostering relationships of trust aimed at joint efforts to create social good. Dan Ariely's reminder is thus worth keeping in mind. Yet we may be overly focused on seeing the connections within government and between government and citizens in market terms.
Miracles and Cures
CEO, Great Performances
After the winners are selected from a group of nominees, the Fund organizes a bus tour to recognize the individuals at their
The Government Apocalypse: Life Without Public Servants
J. David Cox Sr.
National President, American Federation of Government Employees
Since 1985, the first week of every May has been designated as a time set aside to honor the women and men who serve our nation as government employees at the federal, state, county and local levels.
Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage
, Guest Writer
In the past two days we've seen a federal judge rule that Detroit can go bankrupt, putting its workers' pensions in jeopardy, and we have seen Illinois' legislature vote for substantial cuts in its retirees' pensions. Undoubtedly these two actions are just the tip of the iceberg.
An Invoice for Senator Cruz
Partner, King & Spalding and former Deputy Assistant Secretary...
To Senator Ted Cruz, For Reimbursement to the American People for Money Wrongfully Taken Out of their Hands: $24 Billion, Payable to the U.S. Treasury, as their Trustee, over such period of time as is required to make this debt good.
Former CIA Employee: I Had To Buy My Own Pens
When you're a federal employee, you find out what makes the government work, and what doesn't work. Guest Buck Sexton shares his story.
Fact Of The Day #65: The Not-So-Bloated Federal Workforce (INFOGRAPHIC)
The federal government employs 600,000 fewer workers today than the average for the past 50 years. In 2011 4.36 million worked
How to Get More Great Leaders Into Government
Vice President for Leadership and Innovation, Partnership for ...
Geoff Smart is the chairman and CEO of ghSMART, a leadership firm for CEOs and investors. He is the author of leadership books and a social entrepreneur who sees his mission as creating, communicating and putting into practice useful ideas about leadership.
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Idling Government Employees Need to Wake Up
Attorney and Blogger
With the economy so bad now, these blatant public displays of waste and excess in taxpayer-subsidized vehicles highlight a careless disregard for public funds and how they are spent.
Before They Were Famous: Celebrities Who Were Once Federal Workers
Joseph A. Beaudoin
National President, National Active and Retired Federal Employ...
Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?
Bankrupt Jefferson County, Alabama Lays Off 75 More Government Workers
By Reuters, Reuters
In Alabama, the state legislature controls taxation, leaving county officials powerless to generate new revenue on their
Public Sector Layoffs Continue Despite Economy's Signs Of Life
By Reuters, Reuters
After the delay, 12 of the firefighters were rehired, but that's still a reduction of 17 workers. "It's going to continue
Stockton, California Approves Bond Default Plan To Stave Off Bankruptcy
By Reuters, Reuters
"This is really the city's last and best chance to avoid a bankruptcy case," Levinson said. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28 (Reuters
Why Are We Letting Local Governments Go Broke?
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, Columbia Universi...
We've experienced a three-decade long attack on government. While this may have had the effect of constraining unchecked power, it has also started to destroy critical government capacities. This has been especially true at the local level.
Mitt Romney: Federal Workers Are Making More Money Than I Am (VIDEO)
Speaking to workers at a steel fabrication plant on Monday, Romney, clad in his class-crossing plaid and jean uniform, proceeded
Federal Employees Paid A Quarter Less Than The Private Sector: BLS
There have been a few notorious examples of high public sector worker pay that have stoked criticism against public sector
The District of Cognitive Dissonance
Linda E. Brooks Rix
President and Co-CEO, Avue Technologies
Despite a dire economic situation with enormous odds stacked against us, our government is seriously dumbing-down its own financial prowess, as evidenced by the recent minimum qualification standards set by the Office of Personnel Management.
Federal Workers Cheaper Than Private Contractors, Study Finds
"We want to take a good careful look at the real cost of contracting these services and whether we're getting as much out
Biggest Debt Deal Losers: Public Servants and the American People
In an already struggling economy, government employees are going to have to serve more people with fewer and fewer resources. Can public servants find a silver lining by using budget cuts to streamline the government operations?
Are Government Employees Giving 100 Percent?
Someone who likes their job 75 percent of the time is probably doing vastly better than average, so here are a five ways we can keep public sector employees -- and, really, anyone in the workforce -- interested, happy and productive.
The Government Shutdown: We're All In This Together
Rev. Anne Howard
Executive Director, The Beatitudes Society
Thousands of Americans are hanging in the balance -- from federal employees who won't get paid to people across the country who will lose their jobs as we plunge back into recession.
In a Government Shutdown, It's Our Fellow Americans That Get Hurt
The real casualties of a government shutdown are the civil servants who wake up every morning on a mission to make a difference for our country. They want to go into the office -- and many would do so without pay.
Targeting Unions: The Table Scraps War
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
The regular people of Toilerville worked hard, but it was difficult to stay ahead even in the best of times. Which is why the regular people of Toilerville were so grateful for the gristle.
Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss
The Republican plan to cut $61 billion from current spending levels would take a heavy toll on employment, destroying 700,000
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