FEDtalk

  • With a compelling storyline of acquisition support in a ground mission to Mars, Management Concepts launches an experiential, cohort-based program designed for new acquisition professionals. On the next episode of FEDtalk, Management Concepts reveals Career Gateway: Acquisition.

    February 25, 2022
  • In 2021, there were significant court decisions that impacted the federal workforce—are you up to date on how the new precedents impact the federal workforce and personnel law? The Attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth join FEDtalk to provide an overview of the ten most important cases and break down their relevance to federal employees.

    February 11, 2022
  • Set yourself up for success this tax season with the latest episode of FEDtalk. This week’s show will provide insight into the upcoming tax season with administration officials and industry professionals. Join host Natalia Castro as the panelists consider issues facing the Internal Revenue Service, changes in tax law, and tips and considerations for filing taxes this season

    January 28, 2022
  • Host Natalia Castro welcomes a conversation on what’s to come in 2022 among FEDforum partners Steve Wasserman, National President of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys (NAAUSA); Sara Slone, Communications Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.); and Shelley Jones, Executive Director of Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation (SBS).

    January 14, 2022
  • The FEDforum is an initiative at the show’s sister newsletter – FEDmanager – to unite voices across the federal community. This partnership among federal workforce organizations is a space for federal employee groups to share their organizations’ initiatives, insights, and activities with the FEDmanager audience.

    December 17, 2021
  • Beyond unprecedented global changes, a lot can change for you and your family in a year. Federal open season provides you the opportunity to select plans that fit your life best. Open season insiders offer federal employees advice on potential switches to protect against worst-case scenarios for you and your family.

    December 03, 2021
  • Understanding the Options In the midst of the current pandemic, are there any telehealth services that are particularly important to you? Does your health plan limit the number of doctor's visits you can make? What services are not covered by your plan? A global pandemic may make shopping for health insurance more essential than ever during open season. Learn about the resources you need to make an informed decision about your health, dental, vision, or flexible spending account benefits during this open season from guests from FedPoint and WAEPA.

    November 19, 2021
  • Human rights violations of the past and present remain a priority for federal law enforcement. A panel of guests from the Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC) discuss the various disciplines that form the center, the resources at their disposal to safeguard human rights and thwart war crimes, and their work to prevent these crimes domestically and abroad.

    November 05, 2021
  • This week on FEDtalk, join an in-depth assessment of the most common myths in security clearance disputes. This program will provide updates on clearance reforms since FEDtalk’s last program on the issue: Sussing out the Security Clearance System. This show includes a Trusted Workforce 2.0 update, including information on the January 2021 memo expanding the established administrative process rights enjoyed by contractor employees to civilians, those in uniform, and contractors seeking SCI.  

    October 08, 2021
  • With a significant increase in remote work, relocation and mobility may never look the same again. A panel of guests from BGRS – a global relocation company and mobility thought leader. BGRS teamed up with Senior Executives Association earlier this year to produce a report looking at how the pandemic has impacted relocation and talent management strategies. On this week’s show, they are filling you in on the report’s findings, comparing the U.S. government approach to the private sector and governments around the world, and looking ahead to the future of talent mobility in the post-pandemic world.

    September 17, 2021
  • Each year, the WIFLE Leadership Training brings together women from across federal law enforcement for informative sessions, recruitment initiatives, and an awe inspiring awards ceremony. This year FEDtalk records live from the event in Tampa, Florida to give listeners and inside look at the event themes, presenters and session, guest speakers, and award winners.

    August 20, 2021
  • This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This “super statute” governs the way administrative agencies develop and issue regulations and allows for oversight of agency actions by federal courts. On FEDtalk this week, our guests take a brief look at the history of the APA and how the law has evolved over the last 75 years. Finally, the group discusses modern issues in administrative law and how these challenges impact the civil service.

    August 06, 2021
  • On FEDtalk this week, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley provides a keynote address on the importance of whistleblower protection. In our special lead up show to National Whistleblower Day, Senator Grassley highlights the importance of ensuring whistleblowers are safe from reprisal and have access to a forum to adjudicate their disputes. Following the Senator’s address, host Debra Roth continues the conversation with Tom Devine, Legal Director of the Government Accountability Project and Liz Hempowicz, Director of Public Policy for the Project on Government Oversight. The group discusses how far we have come since the first whistleblower law and how far we still need to go. They touch on a variety of issues related to whistleblower protection and how their organizations provide support for those blowing the whistle across the federal government and private sector.

    July 16, 2021
  • On FEDtalk this week, join a discussion on change management with John Kotter, Chairman of Kotter, and Kotter Affiliate, Gaurav Gupta. Regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, John P. Kotter is a best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur and Harvard Professor. His ideas, books, and company, Kotter, help mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations in an era of increasingly rapid change. Gaurav has a passion for translating strategy into successful implementation and for developing learning-focused teams. Gaurav has worked with clients in industries as diverse as food and beverage, oil and energy, healthcare, chemicals, and finance. Gaurav draws on his extensive global (having worked in over 10 countries) and diverse functional experience in collaborating with business leaders to develop and implement effective transformation efforts.

    July 02, 2021

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FEDTalk is produced by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993. To provide feedback on previous shows or to offer suggestions for upcoming shows, please contact sbr@shawbransford.com.