In Depth Show Blog – May 31, 2013

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

On the show today:


Navy Adm. John Harvey (ret.)
former Chief of Naval Personnel

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A social network for military service members is getting a new infusion of talent. Rally Point is welcoming vets as members. Retired Navy Adm. and former Chief of Naval Personnel John Harvey is an adviser to Rally Point’s founders and signed up as a veteran member. He joins In Depth with more information about the site.

Tammy Flanagan
Senior Benefits Director
National Institute of Transition Planning

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What happens when you aren’t around any more is maybe the most uncomfortable thing to talk about. But it’s also maybe the important thing you should talk about. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, on the two certainties in life: death and taxes.

65 and Still Working (related link)

Vice Adm. Peter Daly (ret.)
United States Naval Institute

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Furloughs at the Pentagon haven’t started yet. July 8 will be the first day civilians at DoD will have to deal with the unpaid time off. Dealing with civilians who aren’t on the job will have implications for the uniformed side of DoD — uniformed leaders at the Pentagon say those missing civilians will hurt readiness. Vice Adm. Peter Daly (ret.), is the CEO of the United States Naval Institute and former deputy commander and chief of staff at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Karlease Kelly
Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer
Agriculture Department

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The retirement tsunami might not be as bad as some experts predicted. But agencies still need to focus on recruiting and retaining more talent for their workforce. Karlease Kelly, the deputy chief human capital officer at the Agriculture Department, joins In Depth to discuss the role of training at agencies and how managers can prevent a brain drain from a potential wave of retirements.

Agencies fight uphill battle to retain critical knowledge and skills (related story)

Stephen Ramaley
Associate Attorney
Centre Consulting

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Reading your contract before you sign it is Contracting 101-level stuff. But you may not know everything you need to know about your deal, even after you read the contract. Stephen Ramaley, associate attorney at Centre Consulting, joins In Depth with more.

DoL Has You in Its Tractor Beam and the Courts Have Just Disabled Your Hyperdrive (related link, requires subscription)

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