Interestingly, my folkloric teacher Chamilova always instructed us to keep our back straight ...
Other aspects of the morning corporate reflections reminded me of Peter Varghese: reflections on a most fortunate public life....
Government confusion over Brexit means our world class civil service is going to waste Prospect. Another example of wistful thinking, based on the past rather than reflective of present realities — sadly, Britain’s civil service isn’t what it used to be, either in size or competence. Former DFAT secretary Peter Varghese shared his reflections on more than 38 years as a public servant and offered advice to the next generation of public service leaders.
It has been 20 years since the historian Annette Gordon-Reed published “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” a book that successfully challenged the prevailing perceptions of both figures. In a piece for The New York Times Book Review, submitted just before the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., Gordon-Reed reflects on the complexities that endure in our understanding of Hemings and the language we use to characterize her
Where do all those books come from in restaurant libraries?
Sadly, by the time I read about it on Twitter, the post had been taken down.
Why did the post come down? Probably because it was instantly and ruthlessly scorned, mostly because it claimed Nintendo had been founded in 1985 (it was founded in 1889). It has now been reposted with the dates corrected.
Unfortunately, the GOP didn’t correct the bigger flaw in the post: it promised something awesome and failed to deliver. See, what do Zelda an the Internal Revenue Code have in common? Zelda was released in 1986 and the last fundamental tax reform happened in 1986. Continue reading
Report: 2016 Governmentwide Management Report
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Office of Personnel Management, Office Of Personnel Management 2017 SES Exit Report, July 2017.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Arrest Data Analysis Tool: “This dynamic data analysis tool allows you to generate tables and figures of arrest data from 1980 onward. You can view national arrest estimates, customized either by age and sex or by age group and race, for many offenses. This tool also enables you to view data on local arrests. Select National Estimatesor Agency-Level Counts from the menu above. Use the Annual Tables to view tables of arrest data broken down by sex, race, age, or juvenile and adult age groups. Select Trend Tables by Sex or Trend Tables by Race to create customized tables of long-term trends. In National Estimates, you can also view figures of long-term trends by sex or by race and age-arrest curves for many offenses. The underlying data are from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. BJS has expanded on the FBI’s estimates to provide national arrest estimates detailed by offense, sex, age, and race. The tab describes estimation procedures and the limitations of the arrest data. The Terms & Definitions tab explains the meaning or use of terms, including the FBI’s offense definitions. You can download output to Excel format. This User’s Guide provides everything you need to get started.”