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Message from Your SEA President

Message from Your SEA President

The Administration and Congress have been criticized for the slow pace of putting political appointees in place and the absence of major legislative victories, but one area where they are quickly building momentum is their assault on the civil service in general and the Senior Executive Service in specific.

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Cutting Through Congressional Noise

Cutting Through Congressional Noise

Unified Republican control of the White House and Congress has not produced the rapid succession of policy victories promised during the campaign, although those promises are still strongly being pursued. Meanwhile, basic legislative functions including the budget and appropriations processes are moving forward slowly without clear guidance on top line figures.

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Sign Up for Flash Mentoring in DC, July 27 & 28

Sign Up for Flash Mentoring in DC, July 27 & 28

Are you looking for ways to help develop the next generation of government employees (besides serving as a mentor in SEA-YGL’s Project Next Generation)?

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Keeping Up With Your Colleagues

Keeping Up With Your Colleagues

This month's edition of Keeping up with Your Colleagues features news about SEA's retired members and how these former federal executives keep busy in retired life. 

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Working a Grievance

Working a Grievance

Analyzing a grievance and putting together a response is an essential contract administration skill.

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 As Trump Budget Cuts Loom, Feds Adjust Their Training

As Trump Budget Cuts Loom, Feds Adjust Their Training

More than half of federal human resources specialists fear that coming budget cuts will impinge on training aimed at improving employee engagement, officials and former officials noted at a Wednesday panel sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration and the private Management Concepts.

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Agencies Could Learn a Lot From Tennessee's Shift to Pay for Performance

Agencies Could Learn a Lot From Tennessee's Shift to Pay for Performance

Federal agencies will certainly not be the first public employer to switch to pay for performance.

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The Truth About Leadership Skill Gaps

The Truth About Leadership Skill Gaps

Five skills — entrepreneurship, business savvy, driving execution, decision-making and leading change — link prominently to bottom-line returns like net profits and return on assets.

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‘There’s a place for everybody’ within SBA reorganization plan

‘There’s a place for everybody’ within SBA reorganization plan

When the government reorganization guidance came out, many agencies went back to their drawing boards to figure out how to cut costs and shrink their workforce. The SBA headed to the wanted ads.

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Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. 

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Confronting the culture of fear in government

Confronting the culture of fear in government

It is a common view among observers of the operations of the federal government that agencies are often hobbled by a culture of fear. 

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July Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Events

A listing of upcoming SEA webinars and events in July and beyond.

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