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You are encouraged to use and re-use the Information that is available under this licence freely and flexibly, with only a few conditions.

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Use of copyright and database right material expressly made available under this licence (the ‘Information’) indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions below.

The Licensor grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Information subject to the conditions below.

This licence does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

You are free to:

  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information;
  • adapt the Information;
  • exploit the Information commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application.

You must (where you do any of the above):

  • acknowledge the source
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OSUN | Open Society University Network

Philanthropic Partner

For almost 30 years, OSF has supported innovative cooperation between CEU and Bard College, and between their respective national and international networks. During this period, OSF has contributed to the development of groundbreaking higher education institutions, first in Central and Eastern Europe, and then globally. OSF also supported a program of fellowships in higher education that has intellectually empowered tens of thousands of students and educators throughout the world.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) is an international grant-making network that supports civil society groups around the world, with the aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media. Since its inception, in 1993, it has contributed:

  • $15.2 billion in total expenditures
  • 50,000+ grants to organizations, scholars, and activists in 120+ countries

Although originally focused in the 1990s on Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, South Africa, and Myanmar, OSF has since expanded its network to Africa, Asia,

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What’s open, closed, will it affect you?

The government is closed – possibly for a “very long shutdown” according to President Donald Trump – but will it make a difference in your life?

The answer? It depends.

If you’re among the 800,000 government employees who are not deemed “essential,” you will feel the effects of the shutdown: You will either be furloughed or forced to work without pay until the standoff is resolved.

The shutdown, which began at midnight Saturday when Congress couldn’t agree on a spending plan that included $5 billion for Trump’s border wall, affects nine departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, as well as several agencies. Six departments had budgets approved earlier.

What won’t be affected by the shutdown?

Flights. Air-traffic controllers and security officers still will be on the job even though the shutdown has begun.

Amtrak. The trains are run by a government-owned

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society definition | Open Education Sociology Dictionary

Definition of Society

(noun) A large group of interacting people in a defined territory, sharing a common culture.

Types of Society

Society Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: so·ci·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/
  • British English – /suh-sIE-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈsaɪədi/
  • British English – /səˈsʌɪəti/

Usage Notes

Related Quotations

  • “A social fact is every way of acting, whether fixed or not, which is capable of exercising an external constraint on the individual; or, which is general throughout a given society, whilst having an existence of its own, independent of its individual manifestations” (Durkheim [1895] 2004:50).
  • “Each of us is a social being. We are born into a social environment; we fully develop in to human beings in a social environment; and we live our lives in a social environment. What we think, how we feel, and what we say and do
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Office of Open Government

The Office of Open Government is charged with providing both the Executive Office of the Governor and each of Florida’s agencies with guidance and tools to serve Florida with integrity and transparency.

On January 8, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-11 re-establishing the Governor’s Office of Open Government. The order states, in part:

The Governor’s Office of Open Government, in coordination with the General Counsel, will (1) facilitate Floridians’ right to access the public records of the Executive Office of the Governor; (2) establish and maintain a website providing information on readily requesting public records; and (3) provide routine training for employees within the Executive Office of the Governor regarding Florida’s public records and sunshine laws.

 

Request a Public Record

The Governor’s Office of Open Government processes requests for records within the custodianship of the Executive Office of the Governor. To request records from another state agency, please

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Open Government | Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

 Sign up to receive PBGC’s Open Government updates

Welcome to the PBGC’s Open Government webpage. This page includes important PBGC data sets and information about how the American public can provide input to make PBGC even better and more engaging. The information on this page complements the many other Federal agency data sets located at data.gov.

Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software (M-16-21), OMB’s Federal Source Software Policy requires federal agencies to “ensure that an appropriate alternatives analysis has been conducted before considering the acquisition of an existing commercial solution or a custom-developed solution.”

This memo also requires agencies to publicly post this policy. PBGC’s Alternatives Analysis Standard and Methodology defines the Corporation’s approved process for identifying and recommending an information technology (IT) solutions and products that are the best overall fit for PBGC use.

PBGC welcomes input on these data sets and other ways

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Committee on Open Government

elcome to the Committee on Open Government, a unit housed in the Department of State that oversees and advises the government, public, and news media on Freedom of Information, Open Meetings, and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. The Committee offers guidance in response to phone inquiries, prepares written legal advisory opinions, and provides training to government and other interested groups. Recommendations to improve open government laws are offered in an annual report to Governor and the State Legislature.


About the Committee on Open Government

The Committee is responsible for overseeing and advising with regard to the Freedom of Information Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law, Articles 6, 7 and 6-A respectively). Staff of the Committee gives advice by telephone, email, written advisory opinions, and training classes conducted throughout the state. Advice is offered to the government, the public and the news

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Open Government | State of California – Department of Justice

California law provides the public with access to governmental information and processes. Here you can find information on:

  • Proposed initiatives and ballot measures, including the Attorney General’s 100 word Title and Summary.
  • The Public Records Act, including explanatory materials and how to make a request.
  • Open meeting laws, including publications on the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and the Brown Act, which provide public access to meetings of state and local boards and commissions. Meeting notices
    for specified bodies involving representatives of the Office of the Attorney General are also available.
  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest laws including online courses for state and local officials. There is also a helpful publication with an issue spotter checklist.

Features

State Auditor Hotline: 800-952-5665

The hotline enables state employees and the public to report improper acts committed by state agencies, departments, or employees, as defined by law such as:

  • Illegal acts such as theft,
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Open Government Partnership | Committed to making governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens

Open Government Partnership | Committed to making governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens


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OGP update

Message to the OGP Community on Coronavirus

Dear OGP Community: Open government thrives when people come together in dialogue and work to co-create and implement reforms that bring governments closer to their people. Sadly, in the current context, it is not possible to have gatherings in many…

Estimada comunidad de OGP: El gobierno abierto prospera cuando las personas se unen para dialogar y trabajar de manera conjunta para co crear e implementar reformas que acerquen a los gobiernos a la ciudadanía. Lamentablemente,

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SEC.gov | Open Government Directive

The Open Government Initiative lays out the Obama Administration plan to usher in a new era of open and accountable government that will bridge the gap between the American people and their government. The core values of this initiative are:

  • Transparency: Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
  • Participation:  Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
  • Collaboration: Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.

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