Aurora Castillo’s Virtual Outlook

As we head into the fall, working from home has become my new normal. Even though working in isolation can be daunting, I make the extra effort to keep the lines of communication open – for my clients as well as my colleagues at MPS. In addition to federal contract duties, I’ve been handling corporate and individual donations for MPS’ Community Engagement Program. I’ve also been working on a pro-bono project for a food security... +

MPS Supports Nonprofits Promoting Justice & Equality

In an ongoing effort to address the social and economic issues that continue to roil towns and cities across America, the staff at MPS has elected to direct our July corporate donations – $1000.00 each – to  three nonprofits dedicated to making real and lasting change. Equal Justice Initiative works to bring about criminal justice reform and racial justice by challenging excessive punishment and abusive prison conditions, and educating the... +

Patricia Stokes – On the move in the time of Corona

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to my home office in New Jersey.  Within the next month, after 28 years in New Jersey, we are making a move south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to be near our grandchildren.  WFH is not something new to me as I have been remote for the last 10+ years, although the stack of moving boxes adds a new twist.  My role as Requirements Analyst for the Benefits Appeals and Memorials Program (BAM) affords me... +

Brian Wenzler’s Sunny DC Outlook

Hello from my home office in Washington, DC! As we hit the peak of summer, working from home has become routine again. It has helped that most of my previous projects over the six years I’ve been at MPS have been remote, which helped me to develop good remote work-from-home habits and stay focused on providing value to my clients. I definitely miss the in-person interaction with colleagues, but Microsoft Teams and socially-distanced, outdoor... +

From Joe Pretko’s Poolside Office

Hey everybody, I hope you all are doing well out there. I’ve been with MPS for a little over seven months now, supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Benefits Appeals and Memorials (BAM) portfolio as a Business Analyst. That means taking part in a bunch of business requirement building sessions, guiding the team in making sure the business requirements make sense and satisfy the business needs. I can say that the projects we’ve... +

From Katerina Triantos’ Kitchen Office

Greetings from beautiful Rockville, MD! As we kick off Week 16 of WFH, I continue to provide consulting to our federal clients, with a focus on digital transformation and change management, while ramping up support for their transition to more virtual modern workplaces. Outside of client delivery, I’ve been giving training in Organizational Development, Change Management, and Modern Workplace to the apprentices in our Digital Transformation... +