2022 Federal Focus Day

This session is separately bookable at time of registration 

Competing with the Private Sector with ‘One Hand Tied Behind Your Back’ – A Federal Government Perspective

Tuesday November 15, 2022 | 2pm – 6pm


This is your opportunity to plug into the most innovative thinking around how strictly federal people leaders have been and are currently strategically transforming the way they work to create a more agile workforce

Begin your LEAP HR: State & Local Government experience by tackling three critical questions addressing how we find, attract, and inspire the next-gen talent we need to compete with the private sector. Find out how the most forward-thinking federal government HR leaders are re-imagining how to tackle a growing shortage of job applications, increased hybrid working, weakened engagement, and stifled employee wellness.

The questions to be addressed include:

2-3pm Implementing an Interconnected Recruitment Scheme through Shared Certificates & Joint Interviewing

Hear how the National Institutes of Health has created an interconnected network of organizations that share recruitment certificates, lowering the number of advertisements for one position and streamlining the talent acquisition process

Consisting of a case-study presentation, Q&A, and table discussion

3:30pm - 4:40pm Where Else in an Organization Might HR Lend Itself? A Journey from Talent Acquisition to Financial Processing from within the FBI

Uncover how Peter Sursi, Section Chief – Finance Division, previously Head of Talent Acquisition, Federal Bureau of Investigation developed the first ever annual recruiting strategy for the FBI and how he is transitioning learnings from 5 years of TA expertise to solve leadership and structural problems within a 200 person organization

Consisting of a case-study presentation, Q&A, and table discussion

4:30pm - 5pm Rethinking the Future of HR in Federal Government

Engage in conversation with HR leaders at the National Institute of Health and the FBI as they discuss the future role, challenges and opportunities faced by HR leaders in federal government

Consisting of an interactive panel discussion



Julie Berko
Director of Human Resources
National Institutes of Health

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Peter Sursi
Section Chief – Finance Division, previously
Head of Talent Acquisition
Federal Bureau of Investigation


Veronica Marshall
Director of Human Resources

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