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Dec 8, 2019

In March, GAO published a report on talent management (key takeaways/recommendations are listed below). I sat down with Robert Goldenkoff and Shelby Kain at GAO to discuss their findings. Spoiler alert: this report basically calls the gov a Dorothy - the power was within us all along just like in the WIzard of Oz....

Nov 12, 2019

Federal employees definitely get no love when it comes to family leave. If you’re the supervisor of an expecting employee or have a baby on the way yourself, this episode will provide a good starter list of resources and issues to consider to prepare for birth. OPM’s rules for leave donation (which you can only...

Oct 7, 2019

The FedUpward Podcast - a place for federal employees, civil servants and the private industry partners who support us to get tips and strategies for navigating day-to-day problems in the government. This one's for the working level folks who want to level up, share information and get better. 

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