Federal Career Experts Capability Statement

Federal Career Experts, Inc (FCE) was founded in 1996 as Chicago Management & Career Consultants, Inc.  For ten years, they provided pre-retirement and career development training and consulting to federal agencies as a subcontractor with organizations such as the Graduate School USDA and FPMI Solutions (now Federal Management Institute). During this time, they also provided career development and career transition services to individual clients. In 2007, FCE began providing retirement and career development services to agencies as a direct contractor. Federal Career Experts is a small business.

FCE was founded by John Grobe, a federal employee who retired after 26 years with the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Postal Service.  John is a recognized expert in the areas of retirement.  He has written four books in these areas, as well as contributed articles to such publications as Government Manager, The Wall Street Journal (on-line edition), The Chicago Tribune, and FEDweek.  John is a regular contributor to the Fedsmith Newsletter (http://www.fedsmith.com) and FEDweek’s TSP Investment Report( http://www.fedweek.com/news/tsp/)

. He has written the following books:

•    Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems (Federal Management Institute)
•    The Complete Guide to Writing a Federal Résumé (FEDweek)
•    The Federal Employees Career Transition Handbook (FEDweek) (out of print)
•    Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees (Federal Management Institute)

Click here to download a PDF that outlines FCE’s capabilities in the areas of retirement, transition and employee development.