Debt Accounting Technician (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 12, 2018
A typical day at the District consisted of monitoring and managing the finances of the District, meeting with financial advisers, lawyers, bankers and working on various projects that benefited the city and the tax payers. I learned the ends and outs of municipal finance and how a city operates with tax payer dollars. I learned how to work with large teams with people with various skills to complete large scale projects. Management was great and allowed me to grow and nurtured me as a finance professional. The workplace culture was like a family and the atmosphere of the was great. The hardest part of the job was the travel time and affordability of nearby housing. The most enjoyable part of the job was doing work that benefited the residents of DC and the future of their communities.
Associate Director, Human Resources (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 5, 2018
With City, County and State responsibilities, the Government of the District of Columbia is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to leverage their skill, knowledge and abilities to better the public good.
Difficult job with emphasis on billable hours, surprising in a public agency
Psychiatric Social Worker (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 4, 2018
While I worked there the emphasis shifted toward productivity measures and use of interventions for clients which did not take into account their chronic psychiatric problems and lack of response. Despite lack of improvement the approaches were not abandoned. Actually the focus shifted toward reducing the criteria for release and it appeared that there was a quota of patients who had to be released despite low likelihood of success.in the community. Mixed civil committed patients with forensic. Leadership which were client centered were forced out and replaced. The physical setting was modernized but felt like you were working in a fortress with no windows. Operation was under court order to change practices due to prior deficiencies resulting in panic by administration so as not to lose accreditation.
highest salary available in this area for clinical social workers
Reduction in retirement benefits, lack of respect for licensed clinical staff
Wage Withholding Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – December 30, 2017
My typical work day consists of processing child support orders and arranging employer wage withholding for non-custodial parents. I learned that it is an interesting and complicated field with very dedicated people who really want the best for their clients.The hardest part of the job is seeing a non-custodial parent not willing to provide for the child by attempting to evade their responsibilities. The most enjoyable part is knowing that a child is being provided for because of the work I did.
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – May 25, 2017
I enjoyed my DC Government career until 2008. I loved what I did and had great relationships with my colleagues. The work was challenging yet the office worked as a team. The hardest part of my job came in 2008 with the new directorship. There was constant change with little direction from management. Because of the constant bullying the work environment became hostile and toxic. Very difficult to work in.
Had my own office, coworkers, office location, salary, benefits
Hostile Work environment, bullying, no direction from leadership