My boss is a stereotypical government worker that really does not grasp the urgency of anything. In contrast when something lands on my desk I work fervently to remove it from my desk, and as complete and correct as possible.
Problem is that when I submit things to my Supervisor for approval or review it takes weeks to get any response. I usually have to send several emails and come in to his office to remind him of deadlines.
Now, I consider myself a stand up guy and try to keep a good reputation. When we have meetings with our client or our 'boss' and they ask us why we have not done our work I am forced to sit in the same room while taking the blame.
Any tips on how to solve this issue?