The press release below announces FedPitch 2009, a competition in which citizens (including government employees, of course) can present their ideas for improving leadership and management of the Federal workforce. Each semifinalist will have the opportunity to “pitch” his/her idea in a 2-minute presentation at an event on the National Mall during Public Service Recognition Week in May.
If you have ideas for improving leadership and management of the Federal workforce, please consider submitting you idea via the website FedPitch.org. Even if you don’t submit an idea, if you happen to be in the DC area please think about attending this event during Public Service Recognition Week. It should be a lot of fun.
GOOD-GOVERNMENT GROUPS ANNOUNCE FEDPITCH COMPETITION:
Citizens to “Pitch” Ideas for Better Managing the Federal Workforce
Washington, D.C. – Several good-government organizations today announced FedPitch 2009 – a competition where citizens present 2-minute “pitches” of their ideas for improving workforce management in the federal government. The FedPitch 2009 competition will be held during the week of May 4 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of Public Service Recognition Week, a yearly weeklong celebration that honors the men and women who serve America as federal, state and local government employees. The first annual FedPitch competition was held last year during the Public Service Recognition Week celebration.
The purpose of the FedPitch competition is to identify innovative ways to attract and recruit people to federal public service and new approaches for retaining, engaging, motivating, rewarding, developing, or leading the federal workforce. FedPitch 2009 is being initiated by
13L, a group of mid-career federal employees, and is co-sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service, Young Government Leaders, American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, and the Federal Advisory Committee of the International
Public Management Association for Human Resources.
“FedPitch is a great way to involve citizens in helping to find new approaches to better lead and manage the federal workforce,” said Scott Derrick, a 13L founder and architect of FedPitch. “Last year’s FedPitch event was very well received, and we are pleased to be able to offer the competition again this year.”
The pitches will be presented before a live audience and a panel of five judges. The judges will rate each pitch based on factors such as originality and feasibility. At the end of the session, the judges will select a winner, who will meet with the judges at a later date to explore strategies for implementing the winning idea. The moderator for FedPitch 2009 will be Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of Government Executive magazine.
To submit a proposal to pitch an idea at the FedPitch 2009 event, entrants should log on to the FedPitch web site at www.FedPitch.org beginning March 4 through April 4, 2009.
Finalists for the competition are scheduled to be announced on April 13.
13L is a group of mid-career federal employees committed to promoting effective leadership in the federal government. www.13L.org
The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. www.ourpublicservice.org
Young Government Leaders is a professional organization of young federal employees that works to educate, inspire, and transform the current and future leaders of the federal government. www.youngovernmentleaders.org
The Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University is a unique forum where all stakeholders in the public policy implementation system can work together on a continuing basis to create compelling results for the public. www.spa.american.edu/isppi
The Federal Advisory Committee of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources supports IPMA-HR by strengthening the federal presence in, and the federal contribution to, IPMA-HR programs and activities. The Federal Advisory Committee
serves as a community of practice in creating opportunities for federal HR practitioners to network and stay abreast of important issues. www.ipma-hr.org