Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
Talk Back to Washington
About 90 percent of federal employees live and work outside of Washington. We wondered what they would say if they could talk to headquarters. So, we asked them. In Federal News Radio's special report, Talk Back to Washington, we provide insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside the Beltway. We find out about their working conditions, what they think of policy decisions made in Washington, and what they want Washington to know about the work they do day-in and day-out.
FEBs talk back to Washington: Atlanta
Monday - 8/8/2011, 2:01am EDT
Atlanta | Boston | Dallas-Fort Worth | Honolulu | Kansas City | Los Angeles | Minnesota | Oklahoma | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | St. Louis | San Antonio |
Atlanta FEB Board Executive Director
What's the best part of working in your FEB area?
Working with local agencies - their support and leadership.
What is the biggest drawback of working in your FEB area?
Serving as a "regional office- eight states" FEB with a defined area of 42 counties, I recognize needs for some federal organization in outlying area within the region but not having the staff to really provide any meaningful assistance to these areas- some have Federal Executive Association, most do not.
What's the one piece of advice you would give a fed moving to your area?
Connect with the FEB. We try to reach out to newcomers as soon as we are aware that they are here and get them involved.
In a word, describe feds in your area.
How are feds perceived in your area and how does that affect morale?
Involved - in interagency activities as well as the community. Morale is overall good. Most leadership strive to be servant leaders.
What's the average commute for feds in your FEB area, or your personal commute?
30 minutes on average. Those living in the outer "burbs" (30-50 miles away)- one hour.
Is the distance from D.C. a blessing or a curse?
Neither. Agencies are utilizing technology to shorten distance.
What's your area's can't miss attraction?
The Atlanta Aquarium.
Check out more from the series "Talk Back to Washington."