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Aug 9, 2020

If you've ever thought about making the jump from GS to SES or you're wondering why more talented people don't consider it themselves, listen up. There are many unexpected downsides to getting promoted to the SES corps that are, frankly, counterintuitive. Our system isn't set up to financially incentivize those of us already working in high cost areas. 

If you're new to government service, listen up. Planning your future should include careful consideration of the issues I highlight in this episode.