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Failing to raise the debt limit

What happens if the U.S. defaults? [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Jul 10, 2011 - 13 answers

My kingdom for...a list of government agency contacts!

(asking for a friend:) Is there a quick way to find organizational charts (incl. contact info) for government agencies? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jul 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Why isn't Congress's Salary Paid by the States?

Can anyone explain to me the reason why the pay for members of the United States Congress is paid by the federal government and not their respective states? Was such a system ever considered and rejected and, if so, why? I recognize that the offices are federal, but their ties to their state is the very reason they are there. Wouldn't state legislatures want that control or were they happy to dump the costs onto the federal government? This seems like something that would have been debated very early in our history yet I can't find any info on it. Thanks.
posted by Jamesonian on Jul 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Does playing poker count as job experience?

How can a professional poker player turned college graduate transition into a "real" job? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 27, 2011 - 9 answers

I know government employees are lazy but this might be pushing it...

Is it too soon to start looking for another job? Difficulty level: trying to go from government to the private sector after five months... [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Can knowing Persian and Arabic get me a job?

What kinds of jobs can I get based on my military experience and knowledge of languages? Should I study more first? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I live in Chattanooga?

I'm thinking of moving (back) to Chattanooga. What is the job market like there? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 7, 2011 - 2 answers

He finally got his head examined

What's the magic word to get long-term depression and Parkinson's Disease accepted as Service Related for the purpose of securing a Veterans Administration pension for an 80-plus-year-old Korea Conflict veteran? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on May 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me debunk Auntie (& Bill Whittle)

Help me debunk Auntie (& Bill Whittle) - warning, highly politicized fiscal data [more inside]
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens on Apr 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What's it like to interview for a government research position?

After a rather disappointing year on the academic job market, I've been contacted for a phone interview at Big Government Laboratory for a position in Research Area of My Expertise. What to expect? How to prepare? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Apr 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Suffrage and the American Emigrant: Confusion Abroad.

I have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Am I permitted to register with the UK electoral roll if I am not yet a British citizen? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Mar 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Good WIKI software for govt agency?

I need WIKI software that is good to use for a large U.S. federal government agency. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Mar 21, 2011 - 8 answers

What happens to a cleance if I leave the job?

Will a U.S. security clearance investigation in progress be halted if I leave my sponsoring company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 - 5 answers

A rational explanation of the GOP budget?

Can anyone point me toward some writing by a smart person in support of the GOP's budget? I'm not being snarky—I am sure that wealthy, anti-intellectual people looking out for their own interests is a motivation on the part of some congresspeople, but I am not ready to believe in a world where it is the only one. [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts on Mar 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What post does the winning candidate pass in the UK "first past the post" voting system?

So the UK will be asked to decide soon whether to keep the "first past the post" voting system for electing MPs, or to adopt the AV (alternative voting) model. What I want to know is why "first past the post" is called "first past the post". What post is the winning candidate first past? [more inside]
posted by finding.perdita on Mar 2, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find the Latin phrase describing my position on a religion/government issue...

Government/History/Religion question: is there a Latin phrase for a doctrine of belief in secular government (vs. theocracy or other religious governments) amongst a plurality of beliefs? [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Feb 26, 2011 - 11 answers

You can take this job....

Job boards and resources, paritcularly government and non profit sector. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Feb 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I hope for future government employment after failing an SF85P?

Having failed an SF85P investigation, have I wrecked any chances of future government employment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Ministry of Bureaus and Agencies

Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Feb 1, 2011 - 17 answers

America isn't a Democrat, it's a Republican! Er, yeah.

Where did the "America is a republic, not a democracy" argument come from, and how much truth is there to it? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 17, 2011 - 30 answers

Public & private

Can you think of some common examples where a municipality promotes a private business in return for a benefit to residents? [more inside]
posted by paulina961 on Jan 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions

I'm filling in a background-check form for a US government job--Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions--and I'm confused. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Are meetings with elected officials public knowledge?

Are meetings for members of Congress and other elected and appointed officials part of the public record? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Dec 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Which plan should I pick?

Which federal health plan should I choose? I just moved to DC for a non-postal federal job, and I have narrowed down my options to Blue Cross Standard, Blue Cross Basic, and GEHA. [more inside]
posted by hijol on Dec 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Why not anarchy?

What would happen if society, especially American society, were to lapse into anarchy? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 5, 2010 - 66 answers

Tax cuts

How many small business owners earn more than $1,000,000 a year in taxable income? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

I shape young lives

What's it like teaching in developed countries other than the US? We constantly compare test scores, but what are the differences in how teachers live, train, and are reimbursed in more competitive nations? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Nov 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Name this area of study

I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Unfairly Fired by Feds

Need advice for friend wrongly dismissed by the federal government. [more inside]
posted by mbx on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Employee Evaluations

I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 20, 2010 - 2 answers

What are examples of cities/societies picking themselves up?

What are specific examples of societies/cities/etc. going through a rough period and then emerging due to certain policies/practices being put into place? [more inside]
posted by Echobelly on Sep 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Can you get married at Los Angeles city hall?

Can you get married at Los Angeles city hall? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

On Keeping Secrets... help me find it!

Help me find a speech on secrecy introducing the experience of having high clearance. It was an excerpt from a book, and was a speech given from someone who already had clearance to a state official who was about to gain such clearance. Involved how one's attitude changes over time. I think I saw it on boingboing or kottke but my google-fu is failing so far. [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Sep 1, 2010 - 7 answers

How to throw fundraiser for cancer patient?

My mom has cancer. Her sisters are throwing a fundraiser to offset her medical bills and pay for a trip. Please help me understand their obligation to donors and the powers that be. [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley on Aug 20, 2010 - 7 answers

How does the Chinese political system work?

I'd like to know how the Chinese political system works. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Aug 14, 2010 - 22 answers

GSA Contract...Help!

My boss has asked me to work on getting our company a contract with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA). I have been doing some research and reading everything I can about it, but I think this may be too big of a job for just me. Does anyone have any experience with working on a contract like this or know of any good resources for help? Anything that any of you can offer would be great. Thanks!
posted by healthykindofsick on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

borderline

Is Mexico a failed state? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Aug 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Secretary with the big "S"

Calling all state government nerds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 6 answers

We hold these truths to be ... self-evident?

Philosophy+PoliticalScienceFilter: What are the philosophical foundations of egalitarianism? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Jul 19, 2010 - 32 answers

Useful but not well-known web tools

Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
posted by Sparx on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

I enter into evidence Item #12

Where would one get copies of evidence presented in a U.S. congressional hearing? Difficulty: 1940s. [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

But I'd have to kill you...

Is clinical depression generally a disqualifier for positions entailing a psychological exam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market?

Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on May 4, 2010 - 5 answers

What is a county class?

Are county classes nationwide, and if so what are they? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Apr 30, 2010 - 12 answers

But I just paid all my money owing

Can I negotiate down a late payment penalty on my Canadian taxes? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Public sector $

I would like to find out the starting salary for a particular graduate program within a Victorian (Australia) statutory body, and how it compares to private sector salaries. I have been able to find Federal government pay classifications but not the Victorian ones, but I believe they should be available somewhere. Unfortunately, Google has not been helpful. Can someone enlighten?
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 - 4 answers

How do political philosophers arrive at the idea of "natural rights?"

How do political philosophers arrive at the idea of "natural rights?" [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 1, 2010 - 31 answers

How can we fight against the "1984" version of the internet?

Since every government in the world seeks information control to remain in power. The internet will eventually be tapped, censored, crippled, and/or blocked by every country. How can we fight against this, or rather, route around it? [more inside]
posted by simpleblob on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Government accrual accounting

Why do governments use cash accounting and not accrual? Are there any governments that DO use the accrual method? I'm interested in the history, legality, challenges, anything. Any location, any government. [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Mar 28, 2010 - 7 answers

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