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Sep 28, 2020

The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act becomes real this week but most of our agencies and departments haven't published implementing guidance and many of us don't know the key provisions of the law. Enter Government Worker (aka a fed just like us who wishes to keep his name out of the media). He publishes a blog about...

Sep 20, 2020

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security improves national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of...

Sep 15, 2020

Confused about the payroll tax deferral? Don't understand how FERS retirement works? Need explanations about TSP match and life insurance? Meet Brian.

Brian Sigwart is a Certified financial planner with Cummins and Associates Financial Group. He focuses his practice on educating federal employees how their benefits...

Sep 12, 2020

Join Sasha O'Connell, a former FBI executive and director of public sector strategy at Guidehouse, and Love Rutledge of the FedUpward Podcast, along with expert guests as they discuss how young professionals and students should best position themselves for success in the National Security and executive...

Sep 9, 2020

Need more contracting knowledge? The Pulse at Government Contracting founders Amber Hart and Lisa Shea Mundt discuss the important of a good statement of work and how we govvies can get exactly what we want out of contractors. Want more info? Check out their website:

Amber Hart received her...