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YGL Shares the Love

The desire to serve the public is ultimately what brings many members of the Young Government Leaders (YGL) community into civil service careers. This Valentine’s Day, YGL would like to share the love back to our community by highlighting some of the good deeds witnessed and or participated by our

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Work Life Balance

Work-Life Balance: Balancing the Scale for a Healthier and Happier Life

No, this is not a discussion about weight loss, exercise or nutritious eating. Though important factors of a healthier and happier life, this conversation is about managing change to foster a relevant balance. Major events throughout our lives can tip the scales and at the end of this article, I

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President Obama Shaking Hands

Dealing With Administration Change

Many of us haven’t been in federal service long enough to live through a change in administration so we sat down with members who have. This interview with Mitsu Asher and Terica Scott offers perspective and advice to help you prepare for the change and make the best of your

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Vote

Millennials’ Impact on Elections

This past election took more than a few by surprise.  Clinton was projected to win; the fact that she won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College only had a 10.5% chance of happening. And despite it being well past November 8th, we’ve yet to get used to the

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Millennial Managers

What Does Being a Millennial Manager Look Like?

The next generation of inspired leaders is stepping up into supervisory and managerial roles more often as time goes on. Making that shift and finding a way to represent your values as a manager is tough. We asked some YGL members who have become managers relatively recently to share their

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Effective Writing

Effective Writing: How to Manage the White Space

In 1998, then President Bill Clinton issued a directive referred to as the “Plain Language Memo” in an effort to reinvent the way government communicates with the public. This directive was further enhanced by the “Plain Writing Act of 2010,” a directive signed by President Barack Obama that stated all

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Annual Report

2016 Summary: YGL National

YGL National had quite a year in 2016 and the leadership team is proud to share those accomplishments because we want you to see for yourself how your contributions helped other Millennials around the country solidify their influence within government and also how your dedication and hard work shaped the future of

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Galveston Island, Texas, September 18, 2008 - Members of the Iowa-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team help to move a patient out of the area impacted by Hurricane Ike. (Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA)

The Critical, Quiet Role of Public Servants During Elections

On January 20, 2017, a new U.S. president will be sworn in to lead and govern 325 million Americans. In Washington, D.C., grand celebrations will be held, congratulatory speeches made, and the United States will mark another transition of power in the most powerful country on earth. It’s during these

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Social Media

OPM is Your New Social Media Follower?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is looking to pilot a program that will start incorporating social media posts into background investigations for security clearances. According to an article written by Jack Moore for NextGov, OPM already started market research on companies with software capability to search sites like Facebook,

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Leadership Development Program Launch

Applications Now Open for YGL’s Leadership Development Fellowship

The goal of the program is to help early-career young government professionals (GS-9-GS-12)  to achieve greater clarity around their career goals and to develop the skills that align to their goals over the course of the program so that they can move to the next level in their career.

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