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Archive June 2018

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What’s Your Story?

In January 2016, newly relocated to Arizona, I decided to go cheer on the University of Arizona team at the Oro Valley Triathlon. Watching the TriCats - in bathing suits, but unfazed by the breezy 45oC conditions - inspired me to jumpstart my training. I was determined to take advantage of a swimming coach, and found out that as a UA employee, I was allowed to join the TriCats! 

Presidential Memorandum M-18-18

Simplified Acquisition, Micro-Purchase Thresholds Increase
Updates to the FAR and Uniform Guidance Planned This Summer

Staying Relevant in your Grant Career

Co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, stated, “You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future.” In a climate where success depends on your response to industry changes, staying relevant is critical.

Events & Volunteer Update - Summer 2018

Thanks to all of our GPA Volunteers! 

Reality TV: When Site Visits don’t Match the Script

The “confessional” has been an element of reality television since its inception. Cast members talk directly to the camera and explain their thinking regarding situations that happened earlier in the show. Characters on “The Office” responded straight to the camera, using words or just facial expressions. Sometimes, I find myself making similar expressions when something unexpected happens during a site visit.

Asking for a Raise: You Know What to Do

You have been working hard, making an impact on your organization, and you think the time is right to ask for a raise. But, how can you deliver this message when you are consistently asking for money for causes that seem to be in greater need than yourself?
What is the best approach for your evaluation that leads to greater compensation?