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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 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...


Apr 24, 2022

Executive Women in Government, or EWG, is the OG in networking for women in government.

https://execwomeningov.org/

Founded in 1973, Executive Women in Government is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprised of Federal Government women executives. Members prepare, promote, and support women for senior leadership...


Apr 22, 2022

Erin Carter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) explained what the organization does and what's in store for feds and retirees who attend the upcoming FedCon 2022 conference. 

NARFE Membership is open to civilians who are or will be eligible to receive an annuity or survivor annuity from the...