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May 25, 2021

If you're feeling like you might hit your breaking point at work or at home, you need to meet Shana Palmieri. She teaches methods to maintain your mental health, physical health and how to show concern for co-workers without overstepping boundaries. She teaches classes on maintaining your mental health in the federal...

May 20, 2021

I chatted with Ryan Changcoco, the lead for government programming at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). He described how ATD's tools for talent development, leveraging members from private and public sector organizations, can help federal employees. ATD hosts the Government Workforce Conference (link below)...

May 12, 2021

Jason Briefel is a partner (non-attorney) at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he serves as Director of the government affairs practice. As SBR’s Director of Government and Public Affairs he provides legislative and organizational representation to clients of the firm’s government affairs practice, including serving...

May 8, 2021

Rob Seidner of the Office of Management and Budget's Federal Human Capital Team explains what stinks about civil service rules and why... and what you can do to ensure you make the most of it. Rob's worked at the Office of Personnel Management, and currently works as OMB's Senior Career Staffer on federal human...

May 5, 2021

Meet Razi Hashmi and Rabeah Sabri, the co-founders of Mosaic - the Muslim Federal Employee Association. They launched this week (May 2021) and want to support you in your career.

The mission of Mosaic is to establish a professional network of American Muslims in the federal government dedicated to career advancement,...