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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SYMPOSIUM NEXT MONTH
I'm very proud to chair this special program which will precede the Help Desk Professionals Conference in
San Antonio during late September. For details and registration, see
ANNOUNCING GCSC '07
Our sixth annual Government Customer Support Conference program is scheduled for May 7-9, 2007 at the Hilton
Alexandria Old Town -- just across the Potomac from Washington, DC. Mark your calendar and watch for details here soon!
CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK
Plan now to recognize our front line people who serve customers during October 2-6. You’ll find ideas at
GOV @ HDP
This year's Help Desk Professionals Conference program will feature speakers from a variety of Government agencies.
If you're attending, please join me for the session on winning practices in Government and receive a preview copy
of my new white paper. The full program and details are linked from
THANKS MARK & BILL!
This month's issue is a couple of weeks late due to massive relocations currently underway at our facilities. We may
be a little late in September for the same reason. Very special thanks to Bill Haden and Mark Roper in the IT&S group
at the NEXRAD Radar Operations Center for helping to get your eletter out in the midst of chaos!
LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT NETWORKING
If you’re a Government employee or Government contract employee, CLICK HERE
and respond to the following:
Results will be shared in next month's eletter.
- At what level of Government do you work (Federal, state, or local)?
- Do you want to network with others in customer support at the same level of Government?
CALL CENTER E-LEARNING
IT SECURITY COMPLIANCE
DATA CENTER STUDIES
CUSTOMER SUPPORT WHITE PAPERS
EFFECTIVE CONTACT CENTER SERVICES
CALL CENTER SYSTEMS
Rhonda from the Small Business Administration is seeking government people willing to share their satisfaction
with their call center equipment of all types. If you’d like to help her, email me and I’ll get you in touch.
Joe in southeast Florida is looking for a job as a customer service representative in a 311 center. If you have one
available, email me and I’ll put you in touch.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE STRATEGY
Kim at Medicare is seeking government people interested in exchanging ideas on best use of a data warehouse. If that's
you, please let me know.
NETWORK SPECIALISTS NEEDED
The Village of Oak Park, Illinois has a network specialist opening. For details, see
If you’re a government employee wishing to be considered for next year’s Government Customer Support Conference
advisory board, please send me a brief bio and a summary of why you’d like to be considered.
FREE TRACKING SOFTWARE TRIAL
WEB SELF SERVICE
DISASTER RECOVERY (+ other topics)
CIO Symposium; Coronado, CA; August 20-22
Infrastructure Management World, Scottsdale, September 11-13
Enterprise Architecture, Washington, September 11-13
Customer Relationship Management Summit, Chicago, September 11-13
Call Center Exhibition, Seattle, September 11-13
IT Roadmap, Dallas, September 13
Performance Measurement for Government, Washington, September 13-15
Destination CRM, San Jose, September 17-19
Web Manager University, Washington, September 19
INTEROP, New York, September 18-22
IT Service Management Forum, Salt Lake City, September 18-23
Help Desk Professionals Conference, San Antonio, September 25-27
Techniques for Help Desk and Support Center Consolidation
-- Help Desk Institute, Robert S. Last
“Asking good questions is a far more useful skill in today’s world than knowing answers that someone taught you.”
-- Al Siebert in “The Resiliency Advantage”
Key Performance Indicators
Responses were sparse, probably due to summer, so we’ll try this important topic again soon.
Thanks to those who sent responses - I'll keep them for later!