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Jul 28, 2020

Ever wonder if Congress cares about our struggles as feds? Listen to hear from Shawn Skelly, commissioner on the  National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service created by Congress. The Commission's final report outlines tons of recommendations to ultimately make our lives easier and serve the public more...


Jul 23, 2020

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent, nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families.Listen to learn more about what they have to offer...


Jul 21, 2020

Tinisha Agramonte started her career in public service as an Air Force spouse working drug demand reduction programs (or, in her words "Pee Queen") to SES as the Director of the Office of Civil Rights at Dept of Commerce. She is an eloquent advocate for first generation professionals in federal service, people like her...


Jul 16, 2020

If you've ever been asked to create social media content for your agency, this episode is for you. Here's what's probably run through your head:

Who's my target audience? 

What's the strategy here?

Is this going to sound cheesy?

Will I get in trouble if I say this?

I interviewed Kristy Dalton of Government Social Media...


Jul 9, 2020

If your new to the DC area or thinking about moving here to pursue a federal career, Tommy Pevehouse is here to help. He make the move from Arkansas, full of optimism and enthusiasm, only to encounter a variety of professional obstacles. He created a resource for young feds to get help learning basic professional skills...