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This daily podcast for federal audiences that address the top stories for each day ahead. Host Ross Gianfortune interviews newsmakers, GovExec staff and experts for analysis of the news of the day.

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This daily podcast for federal audiences that address the top stories for each day ahead. Host Ross Gianfortune interviews newsmakers, GovExec staff and experts for analysis of the news of the day.

    The End of the Public Health Emergency Means Health Care Changes for Feds

    The End of the Public Health Emergency Means Health Care Changes for Feds

    Earlier this month, the federal government ended its COVID-19 public health emergency after three years. Nationwide, Americans likely may not notice the changes in the way the government treats the pandemic, but health insurance will not cover COVID-19 vaccines and  treatment in the same way. Federal employees participating in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program will see similar changes to their coverage because of the end of the public health emergency.
    Kevin Moss is a senior editor with Consumers’ Checkbook. Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees is available now. He’s also a GovExec contributor and his latest post is “Fed Health Care Changes and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” He joined the podcast to discuss the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and the ways that it is changing because of the end of the public health emergency.

    • 10 min
    Rehiring Federal Retirees 'Makes Sense,' If Agencies Can Get the Go-Ahead

    Rehiring Federal Retirees 'Makes Sense,' If Agencies Can Get the Go-Ahead

    Hiring is a difficult task for any organization, but federal agencies have stresses that others do not. With waves of retirement happening at agencies like the IRS, Veterans Affairs Department and others, open positions go unfilled for extended periods of time. But, our guest today writes that retirees are a good source of talent for the federal government, if only it were not so hard to hire them back.
    Ronald Sanders was a federal civil servant for almost 40 years, serving in senior positions with the Defense Department, the IRS and the Office of Personnel Management.  He is also of “Federal Retirees Could Be a Great Talent Source, If Only It Were Easier to Bring Them Back.” He joined the podcast to discuss his post and bring federal retirees to agencies.
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    • 26 min
    The Racial Gap in the Financial Industry

    The Racial Gap in the Financial Industry

    The financial industry is behind other industries in adopting DEI principles. With DEI becoming more of a priority, financial organizations are grappling with both history and the present within the DEI framework. 
    Jim Casselberry is CEO and Co-Founder at Known, LLC and has more than thirty years of experience in the financial advising and investment management industries. As part of our #MoneyMonday series, he joined the podcast to talk about diversity in the financial industry.

    • 24 min
    Deadlines, Default and the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

    Deadlines, Default and the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

    The debt ceiling hangs over federal employees as an unprecedented default could come as soon as the first week in June. Negotiations remain ongoing as President Joe Biden attends the G7 summit in Japan this week, but Speaker Kevin McCarthy said that the two sides are still far apart. Still, both sides remain optimistic that a deal will be struck before a default.
    GovExec reporter Eric Katz joined the podcast to talk about the debt ceiling negotiations and how they continue to affect federal employees.
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    • 23 min
    What Public Health Lessons Need to Be Learned from the COVID Crisis?

    What Public Health Lessons Need to Be Learned from the COVID Crisis?

    In the last few weeks, both the World Health Organization and the U.S. federal government have lifted declarations of COVID-19’s crisis status. As the U.S. public health infrastructure moves away from that period, preparing for the next public health crisis will be paramount. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 response can provide better response to the next pandemic or emergency situation.
    Dr. Richard Stone is an Army Major General who served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the Army and as the Executive in Charge at the Veterans Health Administration during the COVID-19 crisis. He is the author of the recently released Save Every Life You Can: A Reflection on Leadership and Saving Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic. He joined the podcast to talk about public health systems, leadership and his experience during the pandemic.
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    • 23 min
    Remote Work Has Been Controversial For Decades

    Remote Work Has Been Controversial For Decades

    Before maximum telework, there was flexiplace and telecommuting. Agencies in the late 20th century had a version of telework, though that version seems like it belongs in the stone age to modern eyes used to VPNs, Slack and other modern components of telework. 
    Tom Shoop is editor at large and the former executive vice president and editor in chief at GovExec Media. He is also the author of a post in his “That Time” series headlined “That Time Even Minimum Telework Was Viewed With Wonder and Fear.” He joined the podcast to talk about the history and evolution of telework at agencies.
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on government innovation, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ross does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating the complexities of our public sector - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Everard61 ,

Anti veteran

For a podcast about HR hiring in the federal government to be anti veteran is wild.

Hgd137 ,

Support hard working Americans

Please stop promoting government agencies and unions who do not want to serve the American public. The same people crying about returning to an office are the same ones sitting side by side with other fans in an indoor sports arena. They are the same ones sitting elbow to elbow in a church, without a mask, pretending to be Christian (while their kids sit in a Sunday school class). They are the same ones that are shooing their kids out the door to sit on a school bus and then in a classroom. Are people really ignorant enough to think that government employees have totally isolated themselves for two years - haven’t stepped a foot outside of their homes, haven’t been to a grocery store or a restaurant? This country has vaccines and masks, but what we lack are people willing to serve, while getting paid, with benefits.
Please promote stories that support hard working government employees.

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