Tony Vergnetti

  • Understanding Open Season Options

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on Open Season. Your benefits experts will provide you with information on what new benefit options are available this Open Season and how you can…

  • Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

    FEDtalk Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations. Host…

  • Sussing Out the Security Clearance System

    FEDtalk Last week, President Trump signed an executive order officially moving all security clearance functions under the purview of the Department of Defense.  To find out what this change means for the process, the backlog,…

  • Fitting Leadership Development Into Busy Schedules

    FEDtalk Even though senior leaders know they need to keep their skills sharp through continued development opportunities, finding the time, let alone the budget, for training and development is a constant challenge. This week on…

  • Tax Season Special

    FEDtalk It’s that time of year again–tax season. Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am ET for a discussion on the most important things for federal employees and members of the public to…

  • 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

  • Be prepared for Open Season 2018

    With open season just around the corner, tune into the October 19th FEDtalk to hear about some of your options as a federal employee when making benefits decisions and planning for your future.

    October 19, 2018

  • The 40-year history of the Civil Service Reform Act

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, part of the Federal News Network October 13th, 2018, the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) turns 40 years old. The CSRA fundamentally changed the federal government and its workforce, spawning the majority of regulations, policies, and structures that continue to govern the day-to-day business of work within the federal government.

    October 13, 2018

  • Rep. Gerry Connolly Talks Federal Workforce Issues

    Tune in to FEDtalk on Federal News Radio September 21 at 11:00 AM as host Debra Roth speaks to Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), five-term representative from Virginia’s 11th District and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Connolly will chime in on the federal workforce matters currently before Congress, including ongoing uncertainty about whether federal employees will receive a pay raise for 2019. Roth will also be joined in-studio by Federal Times Senior Reporter Jessie Bur and Jenny Mattingley, a federal sector management consultant who was formerly Director of the White House Leadership Development Program and Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council.

    September 21, 2018

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Federal Sector Programs

    Tune in this Friday to hear host Tony Vergnetti of Federal Employee Defense Services talk with Dexter Brooks and Timothy Bladek from the EEOC Office of Federal Operations. They will be discussing the federal sector EEO programs, with an emphasis on what outreach and training the EEOC is providing to help with eradicating harassment in the federal sector.

    August 7, 2018