Jason Briefel

  • The Risk Roundtable

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Enterprise Risk Management. The federal government is great at responding to problems, but experts across the federal community have ideas on how to make…

  • Sorting Through Cybersecurity

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in…

  • Preparing Young People for Public Service

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the transition between college and government. The guests will cover how the federal government is currently struggling to recruit and retain young people in…

  • 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.