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The Secret to Success in Your Job This Year

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So far, 2013 has been all about big challenges for those who run the government’s huge programs and operations. The threat of sequestration hangs over agencies, and whatever happens, managers and executives will be under pressure to find ways to get the job done at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.

That’s where this year’s Excellence in Government conference comes in. For going on two decades now, Government Executive has, through Excellence in Government, provided federal officials with the opportunity to learn both from their peers and outside experts the techniques that have been successful in creating high-performance organizations in the federal sector. 

This year, due to increasing demand, we’re expanding Excellence in Government to a two-day event at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington on May 13-14. You can find out more about it and sign up for updates on the conference at ExcellenceinGov.com. In keeping with the focus on cost containment, it’s free to attendees.

In preparation for the conference, our crack team of Excellence in Government researchers has conducted an in-depth study of the top concerns of federal managers and executives this year. It shows that fully 66 percent of them see achieving operational efficiency as their primary challenge. Other top concerns include human capital challenges such as cultivating the right staffing skill sets and improving workforce engagement.

We’re using these and other insights gleaned from the survey to put together this year’s agenda for Excellence in Government. We’ll be unveiling more information about that in the coming weeks, along with some very exciting news about speakers. 

Do you have any thoughts on what we should cover at Excellence in Government? We welcome your ideas, case studies, questions and feedback at contactus@excellenceingov.com.

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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