Managing the New Hybrid Workforce

Agencies have always used the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey as a key tool to measure feedback and satisfaction from their current workers. But Wayne Bobby, vice president for Workday Federal, said he sees more organizations using short, regular surveys to take the “pulse” of their employees. It’s a practice Workday uses on a weekly basis with its workforce of 14,000.

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An employee journey map, the first of its kind in the federal government, is helping the Department of the Veterans Affairs uncover insights from its workforce — and improve the professional and skills development opportunities along the way.

The virtual work environment is opening up new professional development opportunities for NASA employees.

The General Services Administration will partner with multiple agencies this year to assess, share and hire entry-level acquisition talent.

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    FEDtalk host Jason Briefel sits down with Angie Quirarte and Jennifer Anastasoff from the Tech Talent Project, Peter Morrissey from the Volcker Alliance, and Jessica Watson from the U.S. Digital Response.

  • Let’s Talk TSP

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, and Kaitlin Schaeffer Yardley, CFP®. 

  • Space Force on path to integrate training, create new culture

    In the next few months, the Space Force will release a roadmap for the future of training. Maj. Gen. Shawn Bratton, the commander of the Space Training and Readiness Command, said the roadmap will cover both tactical skills like running command and control technologies, and strategic skills to create the new culture at the Space Force.

  • Navigating New Personnel Issues in the Pandemic Era

    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.

  • From the Front Line in Romania to Washington DC: Project HOPE Supporting the Refugee Crisis

    Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Project HOPE’s CEO Rabih Torbay and Director of Emergency Response and Preparedness Tom Cotter, who joined the show from the field in Bucharest, Romania. They share the daunting task of providing extensive support and local training to the existing medical infrastructure in handling both the destruction of medical facilities within Ukraine and the millions of refugees in need of medical and behavioral health services as they arrive in neighboring countries. “These people have all experienced trauma,” Cotter said. They are training local laypersons in Psychological First Aid techniques to help the refugees transition to safety. Project HOPE is also keeping supply lines going into Ukraine with desperately needed medical supplies. “Even if this conflict ended tomorrow, the destruction will take years to rebuild,” Torbay said. They expect to be assisting in the region for a long time. And they continue to provide medical support in 30 countries around the world dealing with COVID-19, famine, and military conflict, with a particular focus on women and children’s health.

  • FDIC modernizing IT with business goals in mind

    FDIC Deputy Director of Infrastructure Services Isaac Hernandez said agencies cannot target modernization based on technology alone. As the banking industry changes to meet market demands, so too must the agency.

  • Open Season with Federal Insurers

    On FEDtalk this week, join host Tony Vergnetti for a discussion with the leading players in federal employee insurance. In our second annual Open Season show, the guests will cover life and healthcare insurance options…

  • Tools for Restoring Energy, Reducing Fatigue, and Overcoming Burnout

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Diane Gilman will discuss tools for restoring energy, reducing fatigue and overcoming burnout. Diane Gilman, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider. Dr.…