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Oct 20, 2021

Mark Sachs is an organizational development expert and coach who works to bring out the best in his clients, many of whom are feds like us. In this episode, he delivers tips for setting boundaries in our professional lives. 

You can find his website here.


Oct 12, 2021

Looking for something new to expand your skill set, avoid burnout, and bring new solutions back to your agency to solve thorny problems? Have you considered a detail assignment at another agency or department? Career coach Elle O'Flaherty of Interlace Solutions explains how to leverage USAJOBS' new functionality to...


Sep 15, 2021

Most of us are stuck in cubicles (at least when we're physically in the office these days). Workplace expert Mary Abbajay delves into the rules of engagement for surviving cubicle culture. 

Mary is the co-host of the podcast, Cubicle Confidential, which you can find here. I found this podcast and really appreciated the...


Sep 11, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the President issued an executive order mandating vaccines for feds...and more. You can read it for yourself here.

But what can federal employees expect in terms of implementation? What does it actually mean? Who does it impact? Deborah Hopkins and Katie Atkinson of the Federal...


Sep 7, 2021

If you're like me, watching events unfold in Afghanistan left you angry, sad, confused, and asking yourself big questions about what contributions you've made over the last 20 years mean now. And the anniversary of 9/11 is coming up and everyone's planning their hot takes. AND COVID is still around and if you're kids...