Working for the government offers many advantages: great prospects for professional growth, job security, an attractive array of benefits, and the opportunity to help other citizens. But it also presents unique challenges. Managing Your Government Career gives current and future government employees powerful advice for starting out and maneuvering through their entire career.Based on the authors more than 32 years experience in civil-service jobs, as well as his interactions with thousands of government employees, the book helps listeners: decide whether working for the government is right for them; understand the differences between federal, state, and local levels; apply, interview for, and get the job they want; take advantage of the training offered; understand the culture; become familiar with local politics; make themselves valuable; develop the right mentors; and fluidly transition up the ladder. Packed with indispensable guidance, this is a unique and highly strategic resource for anyone working in government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Rubino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001669/bk_adbl_001669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines, and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America's greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began. The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator #5 of the United States Secret Service - known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher - was America's choice to oppose him. But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator #5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to determine the victory! Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit - and stands prepared to perish to protect his country. Attack of the Blizzard Men is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the October, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058903/bk_acx0_058903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dozens of men were called "robber barons", but few were as notorious or rich as John Pierpont Morgan, a financier and banker who bankrolled the consolidation of behemoth corporations across various industries. Morgan was behind the merging of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company, which subsequently became General Electric, still known simply as GE across the world today. Similarly, he financed Federal Steel Company and consolidated various other steel businesses to help form the United States Steel Corporation. While critics complained about the outsized influence that these gigantic businesses had, Morgan's massive wealth also gave him unprecedented power in the financial sector and the ability to deal with politicians. In fact, Morgan played an important part in the Panic of 1907 and the subsequent decision to create the Federal Reserve as a monetary oversight. The industrial might wielded by men like Morgan directly led to a public backlash and made President Teddy Roosevelt the "trust buster", and there has since been countless regulations to attempt to avoid the types of monopolies found over 100 years ago. However, many 20th century historians and writers pushed back against the allegations hurled at the "robber barons" and even took issue with the name. Morgan may have used his wealth to collect everything from jewelry to yachts, but he was also celebrated for spending enormous sums of money on charitable works and public service projects. As a result, Morgan's reputation is still mixed, even as his legacy is felt over 100 years after his death. American Legends: The Life of J.P. Morgan looks at the life and career of one of America's most famous industrialists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036752/bk_acx0_036752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp - a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp - offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation's development for more than two hundred years. Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization's hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening audiobook, written with the service's full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization - the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known. Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren't responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on U.S. soil, an extraordinarily hazardous job often involving gun battles and physical altercations. Earp takes us back to the service's early days, explaining its creation and its role in the border wars that helped make continental expansion possible. He brings to life the gunslingers and gunfights that have made the Marshals legend, and explores the service's role today integrating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the hunt for the most notorious criminals - terrorists, drug lords, gun runners. Setting his own experiences within the long history of the U.S. Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003970/bk_harp_003970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Previously published as Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts listeners in the center of the 60 Minutes II story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast - a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers - trashed Mapes' well-respected 25-year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early, and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh. Truth examines Bush's political roots as governor of Texas, delves into what is known about his National Guard duty - or lack of service - and sheds light on the solidity of the documents that backed up the National Guard story, even including images of the actual documents in an appendix to the book. It is peopled with a colorful cast of characters - from Karl Rove to Sumner Redstone - and moves from small-town Texas to Black Rock - CBS corporate headquarters - in New York City. Truth connects the dots between a corporation under fire from the federal government and the decision about what kinds of stories a news network may cover. It draws a line from reporting in the trenches to the gutting of the great American tradition of an independent media and asks whether it's possible to break important stories on a powerful sitting president. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Mapes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002124/bk_aren_002124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Nebraska National Guard has been in service to the state since its creation by the territorial legislature. Its official Federal involvement goes back to the turn of the century. The period of the Guard's existence covered in this book concerns the so-called "interwar years" between the two World Wars. Major General Herbert J. Paul as Adjutant General of the Guard from 1919 to 1938 shaped the interwar Guard, so his career intertwines with the history of the Guard. The policies and decisions Paul made affected the Guard from the post-World War I mobilization to the eve of World War II. This work will examine the Guard's evolution from the typical "citizen soldiers" portrayed in period recruiting to a professional, modern and well-trained force that was called out four times in the interwar years due to civil unrest and natural disaster. By 1940, the Guard was prepared for induction into federal service for the Second World War. Examining the major personalities, events, and actions of the Guard during this period presents a portrait of an organization in transition and modernization as the greatest cataclysm of the 20th Century bore down upon the country.
Roger George Kennedy's (born August 3, 1926) multifaceted career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History before the Clinton administration chose him to head the National Park Service in 1993. He was especially concerned about expanding the service's educational role and moved to enlarge its presence beyond the parks via the Internet. During his tenure the NPS restructured (Restructuring Plan) its field operations and sharply reduced its central office staffs as part of a government-wide effort to downsize the federal bureaucracy. Kennedy resigned at the end of President Clinton's first term in 1997.
The use of power in the office by library personnel and their career progression in the Federal civil service of Nigeria is at a low ebb. As a result, official functions are sidelined by administrative officers and this often lead to frustration and lack of job satisfaction. This study therefore present a cor relational study on influence of power and career progression on job satisfaction of library personnel in the Federal civil service of Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used to administer questionnaires on 450 respondents from 29 Federal ministries and 44 Extra-ministerial Departments. The response rate achieved was 94.67%. The study found out that there were significant relationship among the variables of power, career progression and job satisfaction. Therefore, it is recommended that library personnel should be more committed to professional duties to enhance career progression and the use of power of office for job satisfaction.
The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service is the second highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career Federal employees, private citizens, and foreign nationals for contributions, assistance, or support to Department of Defense functions that are extensive enough to warrant recognition, but are lesser in scope and impact than is required for the DoD Medal for Distinguished Public Service. The Secretary of Defense is the approval authority. This award consists of a silver medal, a miniature medal, a rosette, and a citation signed by the Secretary of Defense. An individual may receive this award more than once. Subsequent awards consist of the foregoing recognition devices and a bronze, silver, or gold palm, as appropriate.