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May 29, 2022

Heard of the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Executive Institute? In this episode, Steven Frid (FEI Alumni Association Board Member), gives us a quick rundown on what FEI is and the upcoming alumni association event you won't want to miss! Steven Frid currently works as Director of Security at Federal...

May 21, 2022

Arianne Gallagher-Welcher, OPM leader and director of the PMF program, gives us the details you should know about the premiere pathway to bring talent into government. Whether you're interested in applying or bringing a fellow into your organization, this episode gives you the program basics you need to move...

May 21, 2022

We've all heard of exit interviews and why to conduct them. But what about stay interviews? If we understand the problems facing our teams, maybe we can solve those problems. Retaining our best talent is SO important, given it takes so long to get through the hiring process.

Mr. John Willison, a long-time SES and leader...

May 16, 2022

ATD's Government Workforce Conference is coming! On September 8th, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is hosting a conference to help connect training and development industry leaders with you.  Dr. JJ Walcott and Mr. Reese Madsen, government training experts, explain why this event will be helpful and...

May 3, 2022

What do you actually know about cyber? What does the word cyber even mean? 

As you move forward in your career as a government leader, you'll need to know at least SOMEthing about cyber vulnerabilities, how to keep your team's data safe, and what your agency or department is doing to keep services running in the event...