FEDTalk
FEDTalk
Federal News Network | Hubbard Radio
FEDTalk is produced by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Need for Speed: Evolving the Acquisition Experience
The acquisition world is constantly changing and requires a workforce that can keep up. Robert Daugherty, Acquisition & Contracting Product Director at Management Concepts and Melissa Starinsky, Managing Member at Starinsky, LLC discuss ongoing trends in acquisition and how experiential learning can enhance the workforce’s skills. The group discusses what true adult learning looks like and how the government can move away from old models that lack an employee centric approach. Guests from Management Concepts outline how their approach to rethinking training and rethinking success to target a modern government professional. The show airs live on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Dental. Members get fully-covered, in-network preventive care, including up to three covered cleanings a year, plus no deductibles for in-network services, like fillings and root canals. Visit bcbsfepdental.com to learn more. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Sep 2, 2022
53 min
Leading in Law Enforcement: Live from the 22nd Annual WIFLE Leadership Training
FEDtalk is at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement 22nd Annual Leadership Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded right from the conference, listen to panelists discuss leadership and career building for women in federal law enforcement and tune in for a sit down with two of WIFLE Award Winners. WIFLE National President Cathy Sanz discusses the vision for this year’s leadership training and some of the favorite sessions of attendees. Listeners are introduced to WIFLE’s newest board member Lynda Williams. Williams also hosted a panel on leadership that listeners will learn more about. WIFLE Training Presenter Tinesha Cherry of Customs and Border Protection also joins for a segment on resume building and interviewing. She discusses the top tips Cherry provided conference attendees and provides an overview of the day-long career preparation session she led. Finally, WIFLE Award Winners U.S. Marshal Sonya Chavez and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Angie Salazar join to discuss their award-winning work. U.S. Marshal Chavez received the WIFLE President’s Award and Special Agent in Charge Salazar received he Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee Award. The show airs live on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Aug 19, 2022
58 min
Gaming, Simulation & the Future of Human Capital Management
Video games and augmented and virtual reality simulations are the next phase in the federal government's workforce development strategy. Considering the potential to aid recruitment and development of federal employees, stakeholders are looking for ways to employ some of the most promising young talent and equip the workforce to meet ever-evolving agency missions. This week on FEDtalk, host Jason Briefel welcomes Staff Sergeant Ian Mills, Head of Marine Corps Gaming (MCG); Oliver Noteware, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Street Smarts VR (SSVR); and Cody Caddell, Director of Digital Transformation for C2 Technologies Inc. (C2Ti). The panelists discuss the benefits of integrating gaming into public safety and medical training, the impact of simulation training on readiness, and ways to utilize this technology to enhance recruitment and retention. The show airs live on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms, including Spotify, Apple, and Amazon. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Aug 5, 2022
56 min
Back in Action: A Conversation with the Newly Confirmed MSPB Members
FEDtalk is recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day with all three newly confirmed Members of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). With its first quorum in five years, the MSPB is back and ready to hear cases. The newly confirmed Board is facing a backlog of over 3,500 cases with about 25 percent whistleblower cases. Acting Chair Cathy Harris and Board Members Tristan Leavitt and Raymond Limon discuss the Board’s approach to the backlog and plans for protecting whistleblowers. The group discusses the value of career staff at the MSPB and how this staff has been critical to keeping the Board running in the absence of confirmed leadership. Finally, the MSPB Member discuss how our government can transform its culture to better defend whistleblowers and give words of appreciation for federal whistleblowers. The show airs live on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Jul 15, 2022
53 min
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. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both legal investigations and the federal workforce. As a result, many previously routine procedures and protocols had to adapt to a “new normal.” Attorneys from the firm discuss which pandemic-era reforms are here to stay and how investigations into personnel disputes will be changed by the new processes. The group also discusses the changing nature of the federal workforce, and how the onset of new workplace flexibilities has changed the landscape of personnel disputes. SBR Senior Attorney James Heelan hosts the program with SBR Partner Conor Dirks and Associate Attorney Michael Sgarlat. The show aired live on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Jul 1, 2022
53 min
Celebrating Pride in Government
FEDtalk is celebrating Pride Month with a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in government. The program begins with a fireside chat with The Honorable Shawn Skelly and continues with a discussion on the issues with Linda Ortiz, LGBTQ Program Manager at the Internal Revenue Service, and Karla Walter, Senior Director for Employment Policy at the Center for American Progress.
Jun 16, 2022
53 min
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. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both legal investigations and the federal workforce. As a result, many previously routine procedures and protocols had to adapt to a “new normal.” Attorneys from the firm discuss which pandemic-era reforms are here to stay and how investigations into personnel disputes will be changed by the new processes. The group also discusses the changing nature of the federal workforce, and how the onset of new workplace flexibilities has changed the landscape of personnel disputes. SBR Senior Attorney James Heelan hosts the program with SBR Partner Conor Dirks and Associate Attorney Michael Sgarlat. The show airs live on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Jun 3, 2022
53 min
Where Work-Life Benefits Meet the Administration of Justice: DOJ Reentry Plans
This week’s FEDtalk show spotlights the Department of Justice’s post-pandemic reentry plans. As DOJ strives to reach a “new normal,” groups representing Department attorneys discuss how telework availability is impacting employee morale, recruitment, and retention. Joining from the DOJ Gender Equality Network is President Stacey Young and Vice President Melanie Krebs-Pilotti. Young and Krebs-Pilotti are also co-founders of the organization. Also joining the program from the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys is Vice President Adam Hanna. All three guests are current DOJ attorneys, although they join entirely in their capacities as association representatives. The show airs live on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
May 20, 2022
55 min
Recognizing Public Servants: Their Success & Their Needs
Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) honors the efforts of government employees at the local, state, and federal levels for making #GovPossible. Over the course of this past week, local and national events celebrated government service, educated the public about civil service, and honored outstanding employees. These exhibitions of talent and service offer the public a glimpse into public service—the good, the bad, and the ugly. This week on FEDtalk, host Jason Briefel discusses the importance of public service recognition with Loren DeJonge Schulman, Vice President of Research, Evaluation, and Modernizing Government; Rachel Klein-Kircher, Director; and Jordan LaPier, Senior Communications Manager at the Partnership for Public Service (PPS). Among the resources available to celebrate PSRW, the Partnership has offered a celebration toolkit, social media templates, and a number of audience guides tailored toward teachers, federal agencies, and Capitol Hill officials to highlight the value of federal workers.
May 6, 2022
53 min
Breaking Down the Biden Budget
President Biden released the administration’s FY 2023 budget request last month. The request included a proposed pay raise for federal employees and a bump in funding for every cabinet level department. But what does the budget request really mean for federal agencies? This week’s FEDtalk guests break down exactly that and address key concerns about the Congressional appropriations process. Joining host Natalia Castro for the conversation is Dan Schuman of Demand Progress; Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; and William Hoagland from the Bipartisan Policy Center. The show airs live on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider’s perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.
Apr 22, 2022
54 min
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