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The State of Congress and Political Impacts on the Federal Workforce in 2021 and Beyond

January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2020 and the years leading up to it have created a very divisive and politically challenging environment for a number of Federal employees.  With shifting priorities, Agency consolidation recommendations, budget reductions, resignations of key senior administration officials coupled with a significant increase in departures of senior executive servants, Government employees find it sometimes difficult to remain focused on accomplishing their work and striving towards achieving their agency’s mission.  Federal employees must remain apolitical at work, but certainly the changing political landscape can impact them in their day to day activities.

In this Professional Development Session, join Dr. Matthew Glassman, Senior Fellow of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, as he discusses Congress, the presidency, its effects on the Federal workforce and American politics in 2020 and what’s in store for 2021 and beyond.

In this session, we will:

  • Discuss the changing landscape of the political environment and its likely impact on the Federal workforce in the coming years;
  • Explore any known appropriations for FY2021 and touch on known issues in achieving full funding for the fiscal year; and
  • Discuss administration priorities for 2021 and beyond.

This session promises to very informative, engaging and top of mind for a lot of Federal employees as we begin under a new Congress after a turbulent mid-term election season in November 2020.

This event is free and open to all who wish to participate. We encourage you to share the event information with others so they can experience the professional development opportunities TOC has to offer!

*If you are already a paid registrant you have automatically been added as an attendee for this event and do not need to register again.

Matt joined the Government Affairs Institute as a Senior Fellow in 2017. He has taught courses on and off the Hill on American government, congressional process, congressional-presidential relations, and congressional leadership. His writing and commentary has appeared in numerous news outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Review.

Prior to joining GAI, Matt worked on the Hill at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for ten years. His portfolio included congressional operations, separation of powers, appropriations, judicial administration, agency design, and congressional history. He was detailed to the House Committee on Appropriations as professional staff for the Legislative Branch Subcommittee in FY2010 and FY2011.

Matt holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and a B.A. in government from Hamilton College.

This program covers topics in the Leadership Development track.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) covered in this session:  Business Acumen (Financial Management, Human Capital Management), Leading Change (External Awareness, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision), Leading People (Conflict Management)


Matthew Glassman, PhD
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