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Can We Ever Get Off The Pay Carousel – Or Just Keep Going Around?

4/17/2014
It seems like every few months the pay debate comes up again – or more accurately, it comes up every election cycle. Pay is a constant source of tension, but if we’re really going to solve the debate once and for all, there needs to be serious reforms to the civil service -- not just compensation. Insights from the former president of NTEU, ...

DorobekINSIDER Live: More Than Just Big Data, Big Careers

4/16/2014
There's so much talk about big data these days. Today on GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER LIVE, we talked to some people at the front lines of big data: the chief data officers. These are the people who are really making big data an effective tool for government.

Are You Happy? Clap Along If You Feel Like Gov Is For You

4/15/2014
Are you happy in your job? What do you think about government? How do you view your job? Is the government working as effectively as it could? These are just a few of the questions that the Office of Personnel Management asks in its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Taking a cue from Pharrell William’s catchy song “Happy,” OPM is ...

External Hacking a Top Cybersecurity Concern — But Your People Pose a Problem, Too

4/14/2014
Are hackers the biggest threat to government cybersecurity professionals? Insiders? And what can be done? Insights on a new survey from SolarWinds Chris LaPoint.

The Real Pay Debate – Not A Number, But Proper Compensation

4/10/2014
Your pay is up for debate, yet again. A new Congressional Research Service report, Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers, continues the debate that came to the forefront during the 2010 election season over whether federal employees are overpaid, or in the view of some, underpaid. We get new insights on an old issue ...