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Aug 3, 2021

Ever filled out the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) and wondered what happened with the info? Michelle Amante of the Partnership for Public Service walks us through the work her organization does to use the survey results to help agencies and departments improve. Michelle outlines how the highest rated orgs use...


Aug 1, 2021

Frustrated by the newly implemented guidelines about masking? Me, too, but we know it's needed to keep transmission rates down. I'm mad - mad that I can't work in an environment free from disease risks, mad that my too-young-to-be-vaccinated kids are still limited in so many ways and missing out on activities...


Jul 13, 2021

Life insurance questions? FEGLI can be confusing and there's a new offering you might not know about - whole life insurance for feds. Brian Sigwart breaks it down for us.

He's a Certified financial planner with Cummins and Associates Financial Group. He focuses his practice on educating federal employees how their...


Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Jean Kanokogi, PhD, Director of Mental Health & Peer Support Services at the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and a current federal employee, joined me to talk about her work to support feds' mental health. She supports federal law enforcement officer resiliency and creates resources to support their...


Jul 1, 2021

Learn how you can nominate your SES for an award honoring his/her service and ability to inspire, get details on the Key Leader Program and Dr. Malone's new book, Leading with Love and Laughter.

https://www.american.edu/spa/dpap/roger-jones-award.cfm