Get a Life

By Judith Welles

Blog archive

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


  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.