The truth is that shutdowns are bad, no one wins, and everyone loses. The sooner it is over the better off we will all be.
A recent GAO report concluded that employees believe agencies are doing reasonably well on four of OPM’s Five Phases of Performance Management, with improvement needed on rewarding.
If the administration took time to think about veteran hiring in a more holistic way, it could offer some veterans who have traditionally struggled to find good jobs an opportunity to build a career in a stable job with good pay and benefits.
The administration’s proposal to revamp OPM would not be the death-knell of the Civil Service. In fact, Commentator Jeff Neal said let’s try the approach. If it doesn’t work, it’s up to Congress to fix it.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neals says the federal budget process is broken and agencies are not getting appropriations until too late in the fiscal year.
For federal workers, making a mid-life career change does not always mean leaving government.
They need experienced career staff to execute policy direction. It is probably safe to say there are too many political appointees in some agencies.
Disunity among politicals sends a mixed message to the career staff, the public and the Hill and it can lead to challenges in accomplishing the mission.
The White House proposed a number of changes that would dramatically reshape the federal workforce and how federal workers are compensated.
Should federal workers be worried that there will be another shutdown? And if there is another one, what do feds need to know?
Federal HR expert Jeff Neal tells the story of reduction in force he managed at the Department of the Navy — how they planned it, what the RIF accomplished, and why it worked.
When we talk about a government shutdown and its consequences, the truth is that we are actually talking about a pretend shutdown — the political theater version.
A shutdown directly affects almost the entire federal workforce. After the 2013 shutdown, most people assumed the Congress would never go there again. Why would they?
This bill, the latest in a series of department-specific reforms, provides a good look at both the approach and the substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of the federal government.