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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Philosophy+PoliticalScienceFilter: What are the philosophical foundations of egalitarianism? [more inside]
posted by edguardo
on Jul 19, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Is clinical depression generally a disqualifier for positions entailing a psychological exam? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 23, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What just happened on C-Span? There was some health care related vote. What exactly did that vote decide? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s
on Mar 21, 2010 -
I'm looking for examples of U.S. federal agencies effectively using social media. I'm particularly interested in those that do not
have critical, consistent need to use social media (as CDC, USAID or FEMA do). State or Canadian provincial agencies would be of interest, too, but here also I'm looking for non-critical need.
posted by jgirl
on Mar 10, 2010 -
What are the best arguments (links to articles/sites appreciated) that government regulation and tax code distortions are not the primary causes of the American healthcare crisis? Why wouldn't a more free-market approach (i.e. remove the obstacles to far more vigorous competition between insurers for individual premiums) be the solution? If adverse selection
is a reason, how is that any worse for health care than for other insurance markets (e.g. life insurance)?
posted by shivohum
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Where can I find video or analysis of the Cyber Shockwave
joint exercise held today in Washington, D.C? An article in The Atlantic
mentioned it would be filmed, and I'm just nerdy enough to watch it...
posted by Gussio
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I'm a current 1L in a mid-level law school about to interview for an externship at the nearby city's Government Relations office. I need to do a little preparing. [more inside]
posted by cyphill
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What are some good articles on the impact the American socialist movement had on U.S. law and policy making? [more inside]
posted by iconjack
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Looking for insights, guidance, and advice on the 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business application process - particularly around paying for sample "narrative kits". [more inside]
posted by pants
on Feb 10, 2010 -
The story of how Corporations became legal people using the 14th amendment is pretty famous. But that's a US phenomenon. How did it work out in other countries? Are corporations legal people in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia etc? [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on Jan 22, 2010 -
I'm looking for a list of foreign governments receiving aid (military and developmental) under the auspices of the GWOT (global war on terror). BUT, not aid related to either Afghanistan or Iraq. For example, since 2001, how much has the US provided places like Colombia, the Philippines and Indonesia to fight terrorism? The more official and exhaustive the source (GAO, CRS) the better. Thank you for your time!
posted by B-squared
on Jan 4, 2010 -
What are the best well-written and scholarly (read: thoughtful and well-researched, not partisan or propagandistic) books or reports on which US government programs are managed effectively and which poorly, and why?
posted by shivohum
on Dec 3, 2009 -
What are some good campaign trail biographies? I'm looking for any interesting read, whether in book form or a series of articles, that follows a candidate for a period of time up to their election, preferably ones where the writer actually accompanied the candidate as they went through the process of running. I'm not only looking for presidential candidates, but any government post at all (senate, congress, local government etc). I know Hunter Thompson is a good place to start, but what else?
posted by minicloud
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Is there a simple way, on the Web, to research how each member in both the House of Representatives and Senate voted on a bill? Specifically, I am looking for how Nancy Bean (Illinois) voted on the recent Health Care Bill. Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1
on Nov 14, 2009 -
How does one get a job as a residential property appraiser for a county or local government?
posted by st starseed
on Nov 1, 2009 -
I served on grand jury duty and received a check today for the standard $40 a day. However, I had told the court previously that my job did not dock my pay, so I should not receive a check for my service. Should I cash it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 2, 2009 -
What happens when a baby is born in jail in New Jersey? What departments/agencies are automatically involved? We are looking to get legal guardianship of a sister's soon-to-be-born child while she is in jail and need to know what agencies we should be dealing with beforehand.
posted by infostud
on Sep 29, 2009 -
A group of men from the US Government, a van and some dirty/emaciated kids? Where did I read about this supposedly true story? [more inside]
posted by ellighi
on Aug 5, 2009 -
I'm a complete N00b when it comes to writing to my government/MLA. Recent events have made me want to voice my concern w/ the government's actions and encourage my MLA to stand up and voice his disapproval. How do I learn what is proper to include in a letter and what isn't? How do I not come off as a crazy ranter and appear as a concerned constituent? Tips? Examples?
posted by beautifulcheese
on Aug 2, 2009 -
Could folks smarter than me elucidate for me the whole current U.S. administration's "Czar" fetish? I'm looking for precedent or other historic rationale on the use of the term "czar" in U.S. politics. Could anybody more in the know help out? [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Jul 15, 2009 -