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Performance Digest
June 23, 2009
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Zients Confirmed as OMB's Deputy Director of Management
from Government Executive
The Senate recently confirmed management consultant and entrepreneur Jeffrey Zients to be deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget. Zients also will serve as government's first chief performance officer. More

Healing the Hospitals
from The Baltimore Sun
Hospitals are the latest casualties of the economic crisis. As their investment incomes tumble, hospitals' already stretched operating budgets are being squeezed even further. At the same time, they must treat an increasing number of patients who are uninsured or cannot pay their medical bills; recent Obama administration estimates reveal that crushing health care costs trigger a personal bankruptcy every 30 seconds. More

OSHA Voluntary Workplace Safety Program Needs Oversight, Says Study
from Insurance Journal
A federal government workplace safety program that relies upon voluntary cooperation by employers needs stepped-up oversight to assure that only qualified companies participate and that safety problems found in workplaces are fixed. More

In Tough Times Business Leaders Focus on Morale
from Annapolis Capital
When the sea of empty cubicles begin to outnumber the employees, it doesn't take long before some workers' job performance will take a plunge. More

Tips for Older Workers
from Kingston Daily Freeman
Trouble in the job market is bad news for all workers, but those over 40 may be finding these days particularly unnerving because they fear younger employees with smaller paychecks could poach their positions. More

Performance Pay for Federal Employees Still a Matter of Debate
from The Washington Post
Uncle Sam is forever trying to figure out how to get right pay systems for his employees. In this evolving, if not exhausting, world of federal worker pay, there are intriguing developments. More

How To Engage Employees with Technology Based Change
When you think about the millions of dollars organizations spend each year on IT programs of work, wouldn't it be prudent knowing that employees actually understand and most importantly embrace the reason behind the changes? There is one way of ensuring that employees and their managers have got the message and truly understand the reasons for the new system implementation. And that is the means that you communicate change. More

Rhode Island E-learning Program Helps At-risk Students Make Grade
from The Providence Journal
A Woonsocket, R.I. high school student at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center, picked up his maroon graduation gown. Last week, he was busy rehearsing for graduation at the Woonsocket High School gym. Getting that diploma seemed like a long shot just two years ago. More

ISPI Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program: The Power of One
from ISPI
ISPI understands the power of professional networking. That is one of the cornerstones of our organizationís history. We want to continue to provide our members with a network of talent and resources that understand Human Performance Technology (HPT) methods, tools, and techniques.

That is why we are asking YOU, through The Power of One, to reach out to your network and refer new talent to ISPI. You can introduce your colleagues to all the benefits of ISPI membership including educational and networking opportunities, publications, career development, and so much more while helping to grow Your Society. More

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