A small change in settlement authorities is making a big difference for the federal equal employment opportunity complainant process.
Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, regales the federal workforce with his own version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, written in 2014, but updated with even better gifts for 2015.
Roger Waldron looks at the impact of GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth’s keynote address at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, which focused on the General Services Administration’s role as an economic catalyst and on the importance of public and private partnerships.
Jeri Buchholz, a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and a retired chief human capital officer, argues the White House needs to ‘dig deep’ to make real improvements to the Senior Executive Service.
The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey has shown for years that federal workers do not believe their agencies do a good job of dealing with poor performance and misconduct. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, says more has to be done to hold federal workers accountable.
Steve Nuelle, president of ABM Federal, offers advice on the characteristics of a good industry partner.
Roger Waldron looks at the impact of OFPP Administrator Anne Rung’s memorandum for all Chief Acquisition Officers and Senior Procurement Executives on transforming federal procurement.
Chris Miranda, vice president of the Telecommunications Studies Center for LGS Innovations, makes the case to agencies that analyzing software before and after it’s deployed is the best way to protect data and networks from cyber attacks.
Complaints abound whenever anyone writes on changing any aspect of the Senior Executive Service. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, addresses some of those issues and does some “myth busting” on the subject, while also offering some facts about the SES.
Open Season closes in two weeks. Here are a few reminders and handy links to help you navigate the next 14 days.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, how would you like to work for a place where management offered you a wide variety of health plans, paid for a majority of your premium and let you shop at home or on company time?
For a lot of feds this is Day Two of a 4-day Thanksgiving break. A good time to make pre-New Year’s resolutions, resolve to get back on that diet and exercise regime, and to pick your 2016 health plan.
Richard Lieberman, a consultant and retired attorney, warns government contractors not to begin work until they really have a contract.
Vendors chide the government for keeping programs running that were coded in COBOL. But there’s still life in the market of this much maligned language.