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Aug 7, 2022

Your TSP statement making you cry? I talked to certified financial planner Brian Sigwart about the long-term outlook and new funds available for us to choose.

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Brian Sigwart CFP® , RICP ®



Jul 25, 2022

If you live outside the DC/VA/MD area and haven't connected with your regional Federal Executive Board, you need to explore all your FEB has to offer. They provide regional news for feds, policy changes that may impact you, training, development opportunities and much more.

Here's the FEB website and a few examples of...

Jul 25, 2022

Y'all, I needed a break. With the recent Supreme Court ruling, my head has been spinning. I recorded my thoughts on recent events. Link below for OPM guidance on use of sick leave to cover travel for medical care for yourself or an immediate family member.

OPM guidance on use of sick leave to cover travel for...

Jun 24, 2022

Have you watched the TV show Government Matters?  It's about our work as federal employees and the topics that matter most to the leaders of our organizations.

Hosted by Mimi Geerges, Government Matters is a multi-platform news program dedicated to providing non-partisan information and analysis to federal managers,...

Jun 20, 2022

Meet Vince Micone, the Executive Director of Enterprise Services at the Dept of Commerce. He's served in a variety of high-level positions in several federal agencies and departments. He understands what it takes to be succiessful at every level and he delivers advice on how to be good at your job - the basics....