Get a Life

By Judith Welles

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Get A Life!

Get A Life! is a Web log about your work and life and next steps. This blog will cover the range of what's next for federal employee benefits, performance, management and health. It will have tips on getting ahead, changing jobs, dealing with bosses, managing new hires and getting ready to retire. The Blog will share ideas from the business community, academia, other parts of the country -- and you.

Are you stressing about stress at work? One major company recently allowed employees to bring pets to work as a way to relieve stress.

How about telework – is it becoming a snore, no movement seen (pardon the pun)? Managers still want the comfort of seeing employees every day, employees like the comfort zone of their offices and agencies don't have much extra money for it anyway. Can anything be done?

With nearly half the federal workforce nearing retirement, do you want to know more about next steps and what's going on with succession planning? Will the new Congress we have just elected make any difference in the work you do or the benefits you get?

You can offer some tried-and-true experience or information to help others. This blog will start in the new year with the topics that interest you – if you tell me about it. So leave me a comment and tell me what's next.

Posted by Judith Welles on Dec 08, 2006 at 12:13 PM


  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    The disinformation game

    The federal government is poised to bring new tools and strategies to bear in the fight against foreign-backed online disinformation campaigns, but how and when they choose to act could have ramifications on the U.S. political ecosystem.

    sensor network (agsandrew/

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

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