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Government Executives International

Confidential Assistance for Appointees,
Executives and Rising Professionals

The SAFE FED Project at GEI

The SAFE FED Project is a FREE confidential hotline for the federal community that provides secure and quick professional assistance.  After years of coaching federal professionals and executives through the toughest times of their careers, Steve Lenkart started SAFE FED to provide a single point resource geared toward the variety and complexity of problems that threaten reputations and success in the federal government.  Contact us today for a SAFE FED consultation at no cost.  Consultations are generally limited to 15 or 20 minutes.

The SAFE FED Project is NOT a sales pitch.  It is a conversation with a trusted professional to explore your options.

  • Performance, conduct and other employment issues
  • Administrative, congressional and inspectors general investigations
  • Undue political or appointee influence, interference or coercion
  • Questions related to obtaining legal counsel or professional crisis management
  • Whistleblower concerns, prohibited personnel practices, and workplace disputes
  • General inquiries about advancement, professional development or retirement


The SAFE FED team is ready to help.  If for some reason we can't help, we will find someone who can.

Schedule your free consultation HERE

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The SAFE FED Project Team:

Steve Lenkart 
​Former Executive Director, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; Career Member of the Senior Executive Service; federal chief operating officer; counselor to government professionals through GEI and the Senior Executives Association; and policy and technical expert to the Executive and Congress.

Nancy H. Segal
​Certified Federal Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant, Master Career Consultant, professional speaker, writer, columnist for FedWeek and 30 years of federal HR experience infused into a thriving business, Solutions for the Workplace.

Deanna J. Stouder 
Former Senior Executive Service (U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture), federal leadership development coach, International Coach Federation (IFC) certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Coaches Chapter of IFC, owner of Deanna J. Stouder Coaching working with government, international organizations, small businesses and academia.