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Oct 29, 2020

Y'all. I have thoughts on the election.

You can use admin leave to vote - more info in the episode. Just vote, ok?


Oct 24, 2020

On Oct 21, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service. As a federal employee, you should understand the implications of this order. First, read the order for yourself here:


Oct 20, 2020

IN the federal government bureaucracy, one thing is for certain - ideas get recycled ALL THE TIME. If you're given a research project, fear not. You can absolutely leverage the work of others. I'm going to explore the work of other people over the course of the next few episodes. In this episode, you'll learn the basics...


Oct 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, I saw a Tweet about a website called Cloture.app for tracking hearings held by congressional committees. Y'all - you NEED to check out this tool. It scrapes data from committee websites and compiles it all in one site that's set up as a calendar. It's easy to use and free thanks to journalist...


Oct 8, 2020

October is LBGTQ history month and October 11th is National Coming Out Day. To recognize the contributions of LGBTQ feds and understand how inclusivity fosters a more productive environment, listen to my interview with Out in National Security's Luke Schleusener and head to Out in National Security's website here: