Treasury Dept Solicitation (seriously....)

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by rickf, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. rickf


    This is so sad it's funny. Which I guess means if I feel that way I should submit a proposal.

    Let me try out a few lines:

    "So three guys walk into a bar; they're from Bear, Lehman, and Merrill...."
    "Geithner and Bernanke sitting in a tree....f-u-n-d-i-n-g."
    "Helicopter Ben had to return to base and reload - he ran out of hundreds to drop on the country...."
    "The public debt is so big....(HOW BIG?)....its monthly statements are delivered by railcar."

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

    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

    Jul 09, 2009
    11:28 am
    Solicitation Number:
    Notice Type:
    Sources Sought
    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
    • Alleviate stress in home and the office
    • Know how and why humor is important to communication
    • Improve work-place relationships
    • Prevent burn-out
  2. Call them and act indignant. Demand that the Treasury Dept tell you the 'real' reason for humor in the workplace.
  3. Employees in the Bureau of the Public Debt analyze statistics about the public debt. They read and write forms about the public debt. They are losing productivity. There is just so much debt. They do not enjoy their lives.
  4. According to a Goldman Sachs spokesperson, a merger between Goldman and the Treasury Department is "a good fit" because "they're in the business of printing money and so are we."