January Reminders

Happy Hour
When: Thursday, 1/25, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Bottle & Barlow on 1120 R StWe hope to see you for this month’s happy hour at Bottle & Barlow! Come and say hi to old friends and meet new ones who share the desire to make a difference in the community by improving the public sector environment.
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Ambassador Program

NxtGov received many applications from employees all across the public sector to be apart of the Ambassador Program! This program was designed to allow members build partnerships with other sectors, represent their organization, and share perspectives on issues California state government faces. Many thanks to those who applied. We look forward to the great work we’ll be doing together to support the mission of NxtGov.We will be accepting applications again in the near future!

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Redesigning the IDP with NxtGov
Redesigning the Individual Development Plan FormIn your civil service experience, have you ever filled out an Individual Development Plan (IDP)? If so, was it useful?
IDPs are intended for staff professional development. As part of the ongoing Civil Service Improvement Initiative, GovOps Secretary Batjer is inviting NxtGov to assess the form and provide recommendations for redesign and improvement.We will be forming a working group. If you’re interested in learning more about this, pleasecontact Angie at angelica.quirarte@govops.ca.gov.
Executive Sponsorship
Our Executive Sponsors
We are grateful to have gathered executive sponsorship from department leaders and expect the support to continue to grow. Their sponsorship allows us to bring in leaders when discussing issues or themes affecting our workforce. Join the movement!
So far we have sponsors from:
  • GovOps
  • California Department of Technology (CDT)
  • CalHR
  • State Library
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Health and Human Services
Join the Movement

Lunchtime Workshop: Invest in Your Future with Savings PlusThis past Tuesday, members had to opportunity to sit in on a free lunchtime workshop to learn more about your financial planning options with Savings Plus.  A ton of relevant information was shared including retirement plans that the state offers to all employees and how to go about contributing to a 401(k) plan!  The presentation material will be posted on our website soon.

Click below to see the recorded video of the presentation!

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Coming Up in February
Community Engagement with CalYMCA
When: Saturday, February 17 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM and Sunday, February 18 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1030 5th StreetJoin NxtGov as we partner with CalYMCA by providing mentorship to high school students interested in public service careers! Through the annual Youth and Government conference, NxtGov will speak to hundreds of high school students visiting Sacramento through two panels. The topic of our panels is your experience working for the state and the work you do to improve civil service. Why does civil service matter? How does state government improve the lives of Californians?If you are interested in being on the panel or would like to help coordinate, contact our community engagement lead, Meagan Tokunaga, by clicking below.
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CalCareer Chatbot Demo
When: February 12 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Where: Online WebinarAs part of NxtGov’s work we’ve been invited to a special preview of a new feature on the CalCareers website.  A chatbot will be released to make the the application process easier to navigate.  Join us in being part of the team that makes this a useful feature!If you are interested in learning more, contact Angelica Quirarte by clicking below.
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