DorobekInsider: Hey funny guy — Uncle Sam wants YOU! No, really…

Thursday - 7/9/2009, 7:08pm EDT

OK all you funny people — here is your chance: The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Public Debt has a request for quotations for humor in the workplace meetings. Yes, I’m serious!

The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life. Participants shall experience demonstrations of cartoons being created on the spot. The contractor shall have the ability to create cartoons on the spot about BPD jobs. The presenter shall refrain from using any foul language during the presentation. This is a business environment and we need the presenter to address a business audience.

Upon completion of the course, participants shall be able to:

• Understand the importance and power of humor in the workplace in a responsible manner
• How to use talents in a creative way that adds humor to everyday experiences
• Alleviate stress in home and the office
• Know how and why humor is important to communication
• Improve work-place relationships
• Prevent burn-out

Want to bid? You can find more details on FedBizOps… the text says they are due… well, Monday July 6… even though it was only posted this morning. But elsewhere on the FedBizOps announcement, it says submissions are due on July 14 at 2p ET.

I want to make a joke about it, but… this could be a great idea. We’ve reached out to the folks from the Bureau of Public Debt asking them to explain what they are looking for from this. In the meantime… Anybody want to join me with a bid?