Jason Briefel

  • Recruiting, reskilling data-focused talent gains momentum at Federal Data Strategy forum

    Stakeholders weighing in on rollout of the data strategy said building a workforce that can keep pace with the scope of the problem and the rate of change in technology stands out as one of the most daunting challenges.

  • Financial Planning for Feds

    In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere. Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement.

  • Are You Ready for Open Season?

    With open season just around the corner, tune in to FEDtalk tomorrow to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future. Host Jason Briefel will be joined by Joan Melanson of Long Term Care Partners and Joyce Warner of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

    November 2, 2018

  • Is phased retirement starting to take off?

    The Office of Personnel Management is receiving more applications for the phased retirement program this year than it had during the first full year of its existence, but the numbers are still relatively low, given the large number of federal employees who are or will be eligible by the end of fiscal 2017.

  • Federal employee groups say Senate VA bill does little to tackle entrenched accountability problems

    The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which senators introduced last week, may have more momentum than previous bills. It now has 12 co-sponsors, including four Democrats and VA Secretary David Shulkin himself. Yet some federal employee groups and experts question whether the new bill has the teeth to truly tackle long entrenched cultural problems at the department.

  • People behind new president’s mgmt. agenda need a morale boost, coalition says

    The success of the next president’s management agenda will largely depend on having the right senior executives to serve as champions for the administration’s goals, as well as the right performance plans to hold them accountable and drive noticeable outcomes. That’s the message the Performance Institute, along with a coalition of other federal management organizations, will send to both candidates.

  • Senior Executives Association announces new president

    The Senior Executives Association named Bill Valdez as the next SEA president. Valdez has been a member of SEA since 2000, served on the board of Directors since 2005 and chaired the board for two years, from 2011 to 2013.

  • House passes new VA accountability, appeals reform legislation

    The House is moving forward on a bill that would shorten the time in which Veterans Affairs employees and senior executives could appeal disciplinary actions and removals. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 also includes provisions that would change the veterans’ appeals process, but the bill is drawing ire from the Obama administration, House Democrats and federal employee groups.

  • Uncle Sam’s hangover cure: Who’s gonna need it?

    Should the government have a hangover pill for after the election? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is such a thing and federal workers may need it big time.

  • Senior executives & presidential transitions

    How will the presidential transition affect you? And what are you likely to face in January? Find out when SEA acting president Jason Briefel joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn program. August 24, 2016