For over 20 years FEDweek has helped federal and military employees and retirees get the most out of their careers and the federal benefits they have earned. FEDweek is close to the federal community and has a veteran team of experts and writers with their ears to the ground.

FEDweek was founded by Don Mace, a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force. He covered federal employee and retiree news for over 30 years in a variety of capacities, originally as a beat reporter on Capitol Hill.

We are committed to providing every federal employee and retiree with the latest meaningful information on their pay and benefits – from first hire through retirement – so they can take full advantage of their opportunities and avoid costly mistakes.

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Regular contributors include:

John Grobe

John Grobe, President of Federal Career Experts, is an expert in the area of federal employee retirement and benefits. This expertise comes from his 26 year federal career in which he managed the retirement program in a 3,500-employee office of a large federal agency.

Nancy Segal

Nancy H. Segal is a federal job search expert. Following her own senior-level federal HR career, she founded Solutions for the Workplace LLC to provide a HR management perspective to astute applicants to U.S. government positions.

Reg Jones

Former head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management, and longtime FEDweek contributor, Reg Jones is known throughout the federal workforce community as an authority on pay and benefits.

Elaine Lumsden

Retired after 32 years federal service working in retirement, benefits and OWCP. Upon her retirement in 2000, founded Federal Benefits Services, LLC, providing retirement and benefit seminars throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Has authored a nationally published federal retirement guide to assist federal employees and retirees in getting answers to their questions. Elaine answers questions from readers here:

Nick Adde

Nick Adde covers the defense industry for a variety of publications including Armed Forces News, Seapower Magazine and National Defense.

Dallen Haws

Dallen Haws is a Financial Advisor who is dedicated to helping federal employees live their best life and plan an incredible retirement. He hosts a podcast and YouTube channel all about federal benefits and retirement. You can learn more about him at Haws Federal Advisors.

Anthony Kuhn, Esq.

As a Managing Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, a First Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve, and a combat veteran, Anthony Kuhn focuses much of his time on the representation of military personnel, federal employees, and federal agents. He can be reached at or at (888) 529-4543.

Chad H. Lennon, Esq.

Chad Lennon is an attorney in the military law practice at Tully Rinckey PLLC, and a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve. Concurrently, he is the Co-Chair for the New York State Bar Association Committee on Veterans, Board of Director for the Suffolk County Bar Association and is an Officer for the Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law. He can be reached at (888)-529-4543 or at

Mathew Tully, Esq.

Mathew B. Tully is a founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and concentrates his practice on representing federal government employees and military personnel.

Ryan C. Nerney, Esq.

Ryan C. Nerney, Esq. is the Managing Partner of the Ladera Ranch office of Tully Rinckey PLLC, where he focuses his practice primarily on national security law, with experience in federal employment and military matters. Ryan represents clients who have security clearance issues against agencies such as the CIA, NSA, DIA, DOD, NRO, and DOE, among others. He can be reached at or at (888)-529-4543.

Stephanie Rapp-Tully, Esq.

Dedicated to fighting discrimination in the workplace, Stephanie has spent her entire career helping public and private sector employees overcome unlawful personnel actions based on factors such as their race, sex, national origin, disability, military service, and age. As a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, she concentrates her practice on federal labor and employment law. She can be reached at or at (888)-529-4543.

Lacie Harmon

Lacie Harmon is a Federal Benefits and Retirement Specialist who helps federal employees understand and maximize their benefits, both during employment and retirement years. She teaches regularly at federal agencies and offers monthly federal retirement webinars. Past classes taught include for clients such as the FAA and GAO, as well as union locals of the APWU and NALC. She can be reached at the

Thiago Glieger, AIF, ChFEBC℠

Thiago Glieger is a Private Wealth Advisor in the DC Metropolitan area. As fiduciaries, he and his team have served federal employees for over four decades by helping them grow, manage, and protect their wealth. Their program, The Fed Corner, produces content specifically designed to help federal employees have better retirements. You can also find their videos on YouTube.

Tyler Weerden, CFE

Tyler Weerden, CFE is a financial planner and the owner of Layered Financial, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. In addition to being a financial planner, Tyler is a full-time federal agent with 14 years of law enforcement experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree, the Series 65 license, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Tyler has experience with local, state, and federal pension systems, 457(b) Deferred Compensation, the TSP, IRAs, HSAs, rental real estate and more.

Scott Swisher

Scott Swisher helps federal government employees better manage risk where they hold their largest amount of investment account assets, in their TSP accounts. He is owner of TSP Change Alerts, a company providing TSP tactical reallocation services to individual federal government employees. Scott can be reached at

Lyn Alden

Lyn Alden is a financial writer and an engineer, and holds a bachelor’s in engineering and a master’s in engineering management, with a focus on financial modeling and resource management. She specializes in analyzing and presenting financial data. Her investment work can be found on

Abraham Grungold

Abraham Grungold is a retired federal employee with 36 years of federal service – including with the USPS Inspector General, the VA Inspector General, the US Dept of Justice, and the US Dept of Labor.  Through his company AG Financial Services he helps federal employees with their TSP and federal retirement planning and decisions. Mr. Grungold has written over 50 articles regarding the TSP and FERS retirement and been a guest on several podcasts with the Federal News Radio and Government Executive Magazine.

Francis Xavier (FX) Bergmeister, CFP

Francis Xavier (FX) Bergmeister, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, ChSNC® has been a Certified Financial Planner® for 30 years. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and earned a Doctor of Arts from George Mason University. He provides retirement seminars thru Federal Career Experts:

Leah Bachmeyer-Kille, Esq.

Leah Bachmeyer-Kille is the Associate Attorney at Harris Federal Law Firm. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Philosophy from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2013. She has been working full time at Harris Federal since 2013 and is passionate about improving the lives of federal employees through Federal Disability Retirement.

Daniel J. Kelly

Daniel J. Kelly is a partner in the Boston office of McCarter & English, LLP and a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and Global Trade group. He provides advice and guidance to clients who are in the government supply chain, either as prime contractors, subcontractors, or vendors. He can be reached at

Richard R. Renner, Esq.

Richard R. Renner, a partner at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. in Washington, D.C., has more than 30 years of experience representing employees in a wide range of civil rights and whistleblower cases. He can be reached at

Elisabeth Baker-Pham, Esq.

Elisabeth (Lisa) Baker-Pham is co-chair of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.’s security clearance practice, advising applicants through the clearance process and representing federal employees and contractors whose clearances have been threatened or suspended, or whose suitability for federal employment has been challenged. Lisa contributed to the firm’s 2021 edition of “Security Clearance Law and Procedure.” She can be reached at