• As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    As Weichert Releases OPM Reorganization Plan, Stakeholders Voice Concerns

    Last week the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Acting Director Margaret Weichert and Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Acting Director Russ Vought released the legislative proposal and business case for transferring much of OPM’s duties to the General Services Administration (GSA) and OMB. While some elements of the plan received praise, criticisms have also arisen ahead of today’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Government Operations within the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

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A Look Inside the White House

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As we prepare for the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next, President Obama gives one last tour through the White House and looks back on his 8 years spent in “the people’s house.”

Cases for Political Art

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A look at art history through a political lens, highlighting some of the most powerful pieces of political art in history, the elements that made those particular works resonate, and the personalities behind the particular creations.

Colin Powell: The Essence of Leadership

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General Colin Powell distills the lessons he’s learned about leadership down to one single factor: establishing trust.

Did You Know the U.S. Government won an Oscar?

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In 1964, the head of the United States Information Agency, George Stevens, Jr., commissioned his team to produce a film based on the nine African American students who were the first to attend the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957.

Good vs. Great Leadership Explained in a Simple 2x2 Grid

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A short Harvard Business Review video based on the book The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones suggests we should question a widespread tendency to look at leadership as one-dimensional.

How Did Puerto Rico Go Bankrupt?

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A quick overview of how the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history – filed in early May – came to be.

How the US Government Will Survive Doomsday

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An entertaining and educational look into the contingency plans American leaders have put in place for an apocalyptic “doomsday” scenario.

How to be a Leader: 4 Key Tips

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No matter how you see yourself, whatever your age or title may be, there are always ways to become a better leader.

How to Spot a Misleading Graph

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Graphs are a powerful tool for helping people easily understand complicated information.

In Review: Support for the Federal Workforce

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As the outgoing Administration winds down, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) joined with sister agencies to summarize some of the efforts made by the federal workforce to fulfill the President’s mission.

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