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Best Practices News

Bill requires plain language in federal documents

The President has signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Alan Siegel joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain why it's so difficult for feds to use plain language and how to simplify their documents.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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How does Canada meet green goals?

Lynn Menard, the director of the Acquisitions, Strategy and Relations Directorate for the government of Canada, spoke with the DorobekINSIDER about how Canadian agencies set and meet green procurement targets.

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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What's the ROI on citizen engagement?

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 03:44pm EDT

Coast Guard's Allen shares lessons from leading Gulf Coast oil spill response

Adm. Thad Allen headed the national response to the Gulf Coast spill. He shared with the DorobekINSIDER the successes and challenges to facing the disaster.

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 06:04pm EDT
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The right way to reward federal employees

Washington Post's Federal Coach Tom Fox tells managers what to take into consideration when rewarding an employee.

Monday - 10/11/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Best of the DorobekINSIDER

On this Columbus Day, the DorobekINSIDER brings you the best recent stories we think are worth another listen.

Monday - 10/11/2010, 01:41pm EDT

GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT

How to get people to buy into your ideas

Harvard business professor John Kotter offers ideas about how to get others to buy into your idea in his book, "The Buy-In," which he writes about in a post in the Harvard Business Review.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:44pm EDT

How to drive innovation at your agency

Paul Tesluk, head of the University of Maryland's new Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change discuses how you can innovate and drive change at your agency.

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:02pm EDT
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Lessons learned from collaboration at FAA

A new report concludes collaborative voluntary partnerships should be viewed as a complement to agency regulatory activities rather than as a replacement for the traditional command-and-control approach to regulation. Author Russell Mills explains.

Monday - 09/27/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Setting performance priorities

Tom Shoop is the editor and chief of Government Executive Magazine.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 06:34pm EDT
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Azmi: Supply chain forgotten element in cybersecurity

CACI International and the U.S. Naval Institute released a report national security and assessing cyber threats specifically on global supply chains.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 05:42pm EDT
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Leadership lessons from your cell phone

Clifford Nass tells the DorobekINSIDER we can learn a lot from how we treat inanimate objects - including some lessons in leadership.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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IRS tries a pilot to make banking better

Treasury says it will launch a new pilot program to help capitalize on tax refund season as an opportunity to provide unbanked and underbanked Americans with access to safe, low-cost financial accounts. Assistant Secretary Michael Barr explains.

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 09:30am EDT
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VA streamlines Agent Orange claims

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation. The VA's Brad Mayes explains.

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Best Places to Work released for 2010

The annual rankings of the best (and worst) places to work in the federal government are out. We get details from Max Stier with the Partnership for Public Service

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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What's the best place to work in the federal government?

The Partnership for Public Service along with the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University released its annual rankings of the best places to work in the federal government.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:57pm EDT
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Do feds miss out on hiring the best and the brightest?

Feds miss out on hiring the best and the brightest. That according to a just release report. Find out what you can do to tap into those rising stars.

Monday - 08/30/2010, 05:08pm EDT
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Study aims at improving Congressional Web sites

In today's technologically advanced world, a company's Web site can be a help or a hindrance. It's the key way to get information out to citizens.

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:31pm EDT
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