Navigating the Realities of Today’s Real Estate Market
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by wfedstaff
1M ago
In times of economic uncertainty, it is important to know how to navigate the real estate market to protect your investments and financially plan for your family. This week on FEDtalk, we break down the state of the market, key considerations for relocating, and tips for making better homebuying decisions. Don’t let the fear paralyze your investments, hear from industry experts about how to get ahead of the market. Joining host Jason Briefel this week is Joe Vultaggio and Gavin Luckman from Cardinal Financial and Amber Tucker from BGRS Worldwide Relocation. Cardinal Financial is a nationwide f ..read more
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Hack the Bureaucracy to Make Change Happen
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by wfedstaff
1M ago
Getting things done in a bureaucracy can be hard, but Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai have found success. Now, they are working to ensure employees at every level and in every kind of bureaucracy can create change despite their environment. Nitze and Sinai’s new book “Hack Your Bureaucracy: Get Things Done No Matter What Your Role on Any Team” helps employees from the front-line to the top make real change in their roles. In a conversation with host Jason Briefel, Nitze and Sinai explain the real-world experience working in both the federal sector and the private sector that informed the tips they ..read more
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
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by wfedstaff
2M ago
This Hispanic Heritage Month, FEDtalk is recognizing efforts to increase Hispanic/Latino representation in government and government efforts to elevate Hispanic/Latino stories to the public. Joining us on the program is Jorge Zamanillo, inaugural Director of the Museum of the American Latino, and Javier Inclán, Vice Chair of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers. Zamanillo provides a status update on Washington D.C.’s newest museum and explains the importance of telling Hispanic/Latino American stories as an integral part of American history. Zamanillo also provides list ..read more
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Need for Speed: Evolving the Acquisition Experience
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by wfedstaff
3M ago
The acquisition world is constantly changing and requires a workforce that can keep up. Robert Daugherty, Acquisition & Contracting Product Director at Management Concepts and Melissa Starinsky, Managing Member at Starinsky, LLC discuss ongoing trends in acquisition and how experiential learning can enhance the workforce’s skills. The group discusses what true adult learning looks like and how the government can move away from old models that lack an employee centric approach. Guests from Management Concepts outline how their approach to rethinking training and rethinking success to target ..read more
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Leading in Law Enforcement: Live from the 22nd Annual WIFLE Leadership Training
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by wfedstaff
4M ago
FEDtalk is at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement 22nd Annual Leadership Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded right from the conference, listen to panelists discuss leadership and career building for women in federal law enforcement and tune in for a sit down with two of WIFLE Award Winners. WIFLE National President Cathy Sanz discusses the vision for this year’s leadership training and some of the favorite sessions of attendees. Listeners are introduced to WIFLE’s newest board member Lynda Williams. Williams also hosted a panel on leadership that listeners will learn more about. WIFLE Trai ..read more
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Gaming, Simulation & the Future of Human Capital Management
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by wfedstaff
4M ago
Video games and augmented and virtual reality simulations are the next phase in the federal government’s workforce development strategy. Considering the potential to aid recruitment and development of federal employees, stakeholders are looking for ways to employ some of the most promising young talent and equip the workforce to meet ever-evolving agency missions. This week on FEDtalk, host Jason Briefel welcomes Staff Sergeant Ian Mills, Head of Marine Corps Gaming (MCG); Oliver Noteware, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Street Smarts VR (SSVR); and Cody Caddell, Director of Digital Tra ..read more
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Back in Action: A Conversation with the Newly Confirmed MSPB Members
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by wfedstaff
5M ago
FEDtalk is recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day with all three newly confirmed Members of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). With its first quorum in five years, the MSPB is back and ready to hear cases. The newly confirmed Board is facing a backlog of over 3,500 cases with about 25 percent whistleblower cases. Acting Chair Cathy Harris and Board Members Tristan Leavitt and Raymond Limon discuss the Board’s approach to the backlog and plans for protecting whistleblowers. The group discusses the value of career staff at the MSPB and how this staff has been critical to kee ..read more
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Navigating New Personnel Issues in the Pandemic Era
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by wfedstaff
5M ago
This week’s FEDtalk show features attorneys from the law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth (SBR) to discuss personnel issues and trends emerging from the pandemic era. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both legal investigations and the federal workforce. As a result, many previously routine procedures and protocols had to adapt to a “new normal.” Attorneys from the firm discuss which pandemic-era reforms are here to stay and how investigations into personnel disputes will be changed by the new processes. The group also discusses the changing nature of the federal workforce, and how the ..read more
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Celebrating Pride in Government
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by wfedstaff
6M ago
FEDtalk is celebrating Pride Month with a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in government. The program begins with a fireside chat with The Honorable Shawn Skelly and continues with a discussion on the issues with Linda Ortiz, LGBTQ Program Manager at the Internal Revenue Service, and Karla Walter, Senior Director for Employment Policy at the Center for American Progress. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness Shawn Skelly discusses her experience in government and the value of inclusivity for national security. Ortiz and Walter continue the conversation with their views on the current st ..read more
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Navigating New Personnel Issues in the Pandemic Era
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by wfedstaff
6M ago
This week’s FEDtalk show features attorneys from the law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth (SBR) to discuss personnel issues and trends emerging from the pandemic era. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both legal investigations and the federal workforce. As a result, many previously routine procedures and protocols had to adapt to a “new normal.” Attorneys from the firm discuss which pandemic-era reforms are here to stay and how ir Dirsnvestigations into personnel disputes will be changed by the new processes. The group also discusses the changing nature of the federal workforce, and h ..read more
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