2022 West Coast Federal Talent Summit

Join the Partnership for Public Service on Nov. 16, for the 2022 West Coast Federal Talent Summit. This virtual summit will bring together West Coast-based thought leaders and practitioners in federal human resources, academia, community organizing, and workforce development to propel efforts aimed at filling the federal talent gap on the West Coast. The event will include keynote speakers, content presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking.

During the event, agencies will learn about ways to refine their recruiting and hiring strategies, and workforce development and higher education professionals will be equipped with knowledge and resources to work with job seekers as they navigate the federal hiring process. Register below!


Nov. 16, 2022


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT


This event will be hosted on Airmeet. Attendees will receive a unique link following registration.

Planned Agenda


  • Current State of DEIA in the Federal Government

Morning Sessions:

  • Creating Impact Through Federal Service
  • Proven Strategies to Connect Job Seekers & Government
  • Unique Pathways into the Federal Government

Afternoon Sessions (Part 1):

  • Train the Trainer: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process (Option 1)
  • Inclusive Hiring
  • Generations of Service: Recruiting and Retaining Gen X and Gen Z

Afternoon Sessions (Part 2):

  • Train the Trainer: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process (Option 2)
  • Ask an Expert: Federal Hiring Authorities & USA Jobs


  • Amplifying the Call to Serve

Featured Speakers Include

  • Angela Bailey, former Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Cristina Cruz-Hubbard, Chief Diversity Officer, Peace Corps
  • Angela Harley, Chief Talent & Resources Officer, Economic Development Administration
  • Daniel Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor, Stanford Law School
  • Zina Merritt, Chief Diversity Management Officer, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Janet Napolitano, Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • Brock Young, Deputy Director, San Francisco Federal Executive Board
  • Elizabeth Atilano, Director, Employer Connections & Internships, UC Merced
  • Peter Morrissey, Director, Government-to-University Initiatives, The Volcker Alliance
  • Tyra Dent, National President, African American Federal Executive Association
  • Matthew Nims, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development

Registration Cost

With support by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation, this event is free of charge.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lindsay Laferriere at [email protected].

Participant Information