Opening Plenary by Izra Brown- Mr. Brown is the Grants Management and Administrative Services Director for the Food and Nutrition Services Southeast Regional Office (SERO). He came to SERO from the US Department of State (DoS), in Washington, DC, where he served as the Senior International Advisor and manager for US foreign assistance funding and voluntary grant management policy at the United Nations (UN). Before joining DoS, Izra was a Senior Comptroller at the Pentagon where he directed US funding, through US Army military commands, for military training, construction and grant assistance, military force readiness, capacity building, peacekeeping and other highly political activities. Preceding his government experience he was the Principal and founder of Trifecta Welding & Fabrication, LLC.

USAJobs & Federal Resume Writing – Ready to move into a different position within the federal government, but not sure how to make your resume stand out? During this session, the presenter will provide attendees with the tips and tools needed to write a competitive Federal resume.

TSP: Planning Considerations for the Long Term – It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. In this session, representatives from the Retirement Benefits Institute will cover topics including: To Roth or Not to Roth, Exploring the 4 Fundamental Investment Rules, and Unveiling the New L Funds.

VITA: What Is It & How Can I Get Involved? – VITA is a free program offered by the IRS to help qualified federal employees prepare their tax returns. This session will review the eligibility and benefits of the program, as well as, the locations where it is currently hosted, including a VITA site that is being developed by this year’s Peak Performance Program (P3) class. Interested in becoming a volunteer? The IRS will also discuss the steps to become a certified VITA Tax Prepare for interested participants.

Federal Executive Board (FEB) Rotation & Strategic Goal (SG) Councils – This session will highlight the benefits of the FEB rotation which gives you the opportunity to work with FEB activities and help Federal associates in their professional development by maximizing effectiveness, broadening perspectives. Additionally, you will also hear about SG Work Councils which focus on bringing together Federal leadership on community outreach, common goals, employee development, educational training programs, etc.

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