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Jan 11, 2021

I sat down with Lindy Kyzer of ClearanceJobs.com to talk about the impact participation in the chaos of January 6th could have real implications for your security clearance adjudication. While we try to steer clear of over political discussions (which is hard at this point), I want to be clear that I in NO WAY endorse...


Jan 8, 2021

We've been teleworking (mostly) for months. What happens when - hopefully - COVID infection rates slow down and things are back to normal (whatever that means anymore)? Will we keep teleworking? Change our duty station locations and all live in rural areas that are cheaper while doing the same jobs? See reductions in...



Jan 5, 2021

How can we start 2021 strong? I have a few ideas. I'm doing my best to tackle issues that 2020 made way worse - what about you? I'll give you a few tips for getting organized and focusing on what's important.

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Dec 29, 2020

Rules about lunch breaks in the federal government are basically urban myths - no one knows where they originated and aren't sure if they're true. Government Worker Fi - my friend with a blog about fed gov finances - breaks down what he found researching lunch break rules. The answer is - it depends. Listen to hear the...