Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Treasury Department Bureau of Public Debt Seeks Humor Experrt

The $2 trillion in debt the Treasury needs to raise has finally caused them to snap.

I am not making this up. The Treasury Department Bureau of the Public Debt has
posted a solicitaion for a humor in the work place contratctor:

Humor In The Workplace
Solicitation Number: RFI-BPD-09-0028
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Office: Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD)
Location: Division of Procurement
Opportunity History
Original Synopsis
Jul 09, 2009
11:28 am
Solicitation Number:
RFI-BPD-09-0028 Notice Type:
Sources Sought Synopsis:
Added: Jul 09, 2009 11:28 am

This is a sources sought notice and not a request for quotations. The purpose of this announcement is to seek qualified contractors with the capability to provide presentations for The Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD), Management Meeting with experience in meeting the objectives as described herein.

The Contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour, Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life. Participants shall experience demonstrations of cartoons being created on the spot. The contractor shall have the ability to create cartoons on the spot about BPD jobs. The presenter shall refrain from using any foul language during the presentation. This is a business environment and we need the presenter to address a business audience.

Upon completion of the course, participants shall be able to:

• Understand the importance and power of humor in the workplace in a responsible manner
• How to use talents in a creative way that adds humor to everyday experiences
• Alleviate stress in home and the office
• Know how and why humor is important to communication
• Improve work-place relationships
• Prevent burn-out

What's worse is that none of those applying for the contract appear to be that funny. They are going to get stale, politically correct, screened bad jokes.


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