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11 Ways to Support People with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

11 Ways to Support People with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by NxtGov member Arthur Shemitz We choose a career in public service so that we can be of service to the public. We believe in contributing to the common good, and working hard every day to make a better California. As individuals who have dedicated our careers to bettering the world, we are leaders …

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Community Engagement and COVID-19: 12 Things You Can Do To Help Right Now

Community Engagement and COVID-19: 12 Things You Can Do To Help Right Now

Stop Asking “Why” and Start Asking “How” Written by Kelly Joy, Director of Community Engagement Note: We will continue to edit this blog post as needs and opportunities are rapidly changing in our community. Feel free to reach out with questions or suggestions by commenting on this blog post!  This really sucks. It sucks for …

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Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Jonathan Bray

Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Jonathan Bray

Name: Jonathan Bray Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst/Contract Analyst Recommended Reading:  Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell Song stuck in your head right now: “Breakdown” by Tom Petty What was your path into public service? Before working for the State of California, I worked in the sales industry for a few years. In sales, I …

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Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Gloria Earl

Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Gloria Earl

Name: Gloria Earl Job Title: Regional Support Manager (Staff Services Manager I – Specialist) Recommended Reading: People Are Never the Problem – Dr. Robert Watts We Do Not Make Widgets –Ken Miller Extreme Government Makeover – Ken Miller Song stuck in your head right now:  “I Smile” by Kirk Franklin What was your path into public …

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Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Alana Bui

Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Alana Bui

Name: Alana Bui Job Title: Statewide Adopt-A-School and Youth Mentorship Program Administrator Recommended Reading: The Essentials of Success: 101 Quick Questions Every Leader Should Know by Dr. Joseph Morris. I encourage my colleagues, particularly young future leaders, to read this book and work through the self-assessment activities. Song stuck in your head right now: I’m a mom of …

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How can you mobilize across generations to transform public service?

How can you mobilize across generations to transform public service?

A beginning… (1 of 3)  Four years ago NxtGov was an ambition. It was born out of a government improvement initiative and the need for a space for public servants to feel like they belong. Over the years, I have seen several iterations of this movement. These iterations include a few name changes and failed …

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Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Andrew Kehoe

Path to Public Service Profile Featuring Andrew Kehoe

Andrew found his way into public service through political campaigns where he has been able to work with elected leaders on policy development, community engagement, and programming in several portfolios.  Name: Andrew Kehoe Job Title: Civic Engagement Liaison & Thousand Strong Program Manager, City of Sacramento Recommended Reading: Wow, way too many books that I …

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Servant Leadership: Still Relevant in the 21st Century Workforce

Servant Leadership: Still Relevant in the 21st Century Workforce

Guide Civil Service Leadership Forward Using Servant Leadership By Tonia Burgess, NxtGov’s Director of Professional Development   “The only test of leadership is that somebody follows” – Robert Greenleaf Change is imminent in the government workforce. According to the 2018 Gallup poll 66 percent of employees in the United States are unhappy, and 13 percent …

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

NxtGov and St. John’s Worked Together to Celebrate Children in the Program for Real Change by Hosting a Birthday Party By Kelly Joy, NxtGov’s Community Engagement Marketing Chair In April, NxtGov’s Community Engagement Team worked with members of Project Birthday to throw a joint birthday party for a dozen different children at St. John’s Program …

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Civil Service in Five Years

Civil Service in Five Years

Civil Service Promotional Opportunities Expected to See Increases in Near Future. By Lusine Sarkisyan, NxtGov Ambassador The CalHR’s Statewide Workforce Planning and Recruitment Unit annually analyzes state workforce demographic data and has come to the conclusion that based on December 2018 data, approximately 47 percent of managers and supervisors of state civil service are ready …

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