What If There Is A Government Shutdown?

I was a good ol' civil servant back in 2013 during the last government shutdown. I remember it fondly because it was my first year in government service and I had a previously scheduled vacation during the first week of October because my parents planned to visit. My vacation went on as normal during the …

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How to Become a USAID Foreign Service Officer

As all government employees are aware, unless one is fortunate enough to fall under a "special hiring authority", the Federal hiring process is often long, opaque, and sometimes painful. I was hired for my Federal position as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) and was fortunate enough to be hired under the special authority that …

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