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Ross Gianfortune

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Ross Gianfortune
Ross Gianfortune hosts the GovExec Daily podcast. Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.

Retirement planning tricks for all feds

NARFE's Erin Carter joins our partner GovExec's daily podcast to discuss how public servants should plan for their future.

Employee Policy

MSPB, discrimination and whistleblowers

Attorney Dan Meyer discusses a Merit Systems Protection Board ruling that will affect federal employees, on our partner GovExec's daily podcast.

Financial Planning

Podcast: College debt has far-reaching effects

Dr. Cliff Robb joins our partner site GovExec's podcast, and discusses how student loan borrowers change their behaviors due to their finances.

Employee Policy

Former Operation Warp Speed official: 'Model' for public-private partnerships

On FederalSoup's partner site's daily podcast, Courtney Bublé talks to Paul Mango, formerly of Operation Warp Speed, about the vaccine development program.


Podcast: Why aren't more feds taking advantage of the Roth TSP?

Contributor Dallen Haws joins partner site GovExec's podcast to discuss feds' retirement investment options.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Roe could be near its end. Can feds join protests?

Contributor Lindy Kyzer joins our partner site GovExec's daily show to discuss what the Hatch Act says about public political activity.

Employee Policy

Podcast: OPM chief wants to hire thousands

OPM Director Kiran Ahuja discusses her “call to service” to encourage people to apply for the more than 8,000 jobs with Erich Wagner.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Are feds getting closer to returning to offices?

Federal employment attorney John P. Mahoney joins the GovExec daily podcast to discuss how public servants will return to traditional work sites.

Employee Policy

Empowering employees will help conservation efforts

Chandra Rosenthal, a director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), tells our partner site's podcast how—by supporting civil servants at the Bureau of Land Management—the White House can further environmental goals.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Tax issues and security clearances

Reporter Lindy Kyzer joins the GovExec daily podcast, and discusses tax and financial problems that can derail a clearance seeker or clearance holder.


Podcast: Biden's budget would bring a big pay raise for feds

Erich Wagner joins the GovExec daily podcast, and discusses the WH blueprint's workforce provisions.

Employee Policy

Podcast: Trump workforce policy is not going away

Reporter Erich Wagner joins in on the "GovExec Daily" podcast to discuss a new bill that, contrary to the position of major federal employee organizations, would bring back the former president's approach to federal personnel policy.

Feds and the Ukraine Crisis

Reporters from FederalSoup partner site GovExec offer news and information on the way feds are responding to the war in Ukraine and the accompanying situation in Europe.