The Importance of Dealing with Problem Employees

Whenever I teach a class to government managers, I pose the following question: What does the government do with a problem employee?” Immediately, members of the audience answer either, “they move him” or “they promote him.” In essence, the people who are responsible for managing the government’s employees believe that the best way (or the […]

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Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Part 6: Dedicated Servants & Temptations to Go Rogue

This is the sixth post of a seven-part blog series that chronicles and attempts to dissect and explain the recent and growing issues and challenges negatively affecting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Why have so many dedicated civil servants felt compelled to do things that are clearly inappropriate and perhaps illegal? I do not […]

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Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Part 3: VA’s Goals Are Unrealistic; Its Metrics Need to Be Revised

This is the third post of a seven-part blog series that chronicles and attempts to dissect and explain the recent and growing issues and challenges negatively affecting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Goals Set by the VA Are Unrealistic Given VA’s workload and the resources it has received, the goals that have been set […]

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Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Part 2: Resources Have Not Kept Up With the Workload

This is the second post of a seven-part blog series that chronicles and attempts to dissect and explain the recent and growing issues and challenges negatively affecting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Why Has VA Fallen So Far in the Eyes of So Many? Many factors contributed to the current state of affairs of […]

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Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Part 1: A Brief History of Growing Troubles

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Investigate a Career in the Government

Are you looking for a new job? Don’t limit your possibilities. You should investigate a career in government. A Federal Government job has many perks that you won’t find these days in the private sector. Working for the Federal Government offers job security, excellent benefits, and even employee protections. But like working anywhere, there are […]

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