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Good to Know…Week of May 23, 2011


TELEWORK
Recruitment Wars
Sure, federal employment is becoming a more attractive option for workers, but competition among agencies for top recruits is still fierce. Managers need to leverage every advantage to ensure they nab the most highly qualified candidates, and telework may be a big draw.

To read this article, go to: GovExec.com

Reducing Budget Concerns with Teleworking Programs
As agencies take steps to correct their financial problems, they will likely consider cutting programs and services that are popular in local communities. Instead, agencies could be taking a simple step that would save them money, retain valuable programs and keep workers happy.

To read this article, go to: Civsourceonline.com

Tips to be a More Productive Teleworker
To stay connected, “establish roles and schedules with your teammates, whether they are contractors, supervisors or staff,” writes Howard Owen, business editor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star, in his latest blog entry titled “When Home is Your Office.”

To read this article, go to: FCW.com

GOVERNMENT HIRING
Streamlined Job Application Process Pays Off, OPM Says
The time it takes to hire a new federal employee has decreased 15 percent to a governmentwide average of 105 days, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

To read this article, go to: FCW.com

WORK-LIFE BALANCE
5 Tips to Separate Personal and Professional Life Online
“My life and biz is so intertwined in every way that it’s hard to make that clean separation on and offline.”

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Call for Papers: Public Integrity Symposium “Gender and Ethics”

Ethical issues pertaining to gender are a palpable undercurrent in our society that at times wells up to capture the attention of the public on a grand scale. The annual comparisons of gender income disparity, reports on the global trade in sexual slavery, policies on same-sex marriage and partner benefits are just a few of the many issues we confront daily. These are topics that engender high levels of emotion yet are rarely analyzed from the perspective of applied ethical theory. Dissecting the ethical components, examining the scope of the topics and their impact on individuals and society, and offering models for resolving the issues are essential steps in resolving the problems.

This refereed symposium proposes to consider these questions at length and from a
variety of perspectives: policy, law, social sciences, global studies, and economics.
Proposals for this symposium can take the form of research articles, commentaries, field reports, cases, or book reviews.

Topics authors might consider include but are not limited to:

  • The Ethics of Gender Disparities in Law, Politics, and Society
  • Women, Ethics, Leadership, and Power in Organizations
  • The Comparative Ethics of Disparate Gender Treatment Globally
  • The Ethics of Gender-Based Economic Disparity
  • The Ethical Implications Of Gender Portrayal In Communication and the Media
  • The Ethics of Objectification: Advertising, Fine Arts, and the Internet
  • The Female As Sex Symbol and the Sexualization of Pre-Teens
  • Sexual Slavery: Law, Politics, and Societal Impact
  • Same-Sex Partnership and Gender Identity Discrimination


The guest editors of this symposium are Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Louisiana State

University ([email protected]); Frances Burke, Integrity International
([email protected]); and Karin M. Lasthuizen, VU University Amsterdam
([email protected]). For more information, click this link Public Integrity.

Please submit proposals for the symposium to [email protected] by July 30, 2011. Proposals should include the working title and a brief abstract of the manuscript, along with full contact information and affiliation.

Selected authors will be determined by mid-August, with full papers due January 15, 2012; revisions will be due April 15, 2012.

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