Bob Tobias

(Photo courtesy of April Gail Pilgrim, Army)A man teleworks from home

Expert’s proof shows telework works

It’s one thing to be controlled at work. Everyone has dealt with controlling bosses and co-workers. It’s another thing to be in control of your work and…

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Why self-awareness can be an important characteristic for today’s leaders

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Here’s one element of good government the political appointees often overlook

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If you want new culture in your agency, try yogurt

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How community days for team bonding in the office can backfire

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Are budget cuts the best way to fix troubled agencies?

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What do people really mean when they say government should operate like a business?

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A long-time federal-employee advocate reacts to the latest civil service reform gambit

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The administration’s new telework guidance is far from perfect

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A long-serving federal union leader calls it a career

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rebuilding the Office of Personnel Management will take years longer

The Office of Personnel Management still has a lot of rebuilding to do. The Trump administration tried to roll its functions into the White House and GSA. 

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A few ideas for OMB’s new Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management

The White House recently appointed Loren DeJong Schulman as Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Maybe the Holman rule should be renamed the ‘No man rule’

A very old congressional procedure known as the Holman Rule has popped up lately. It allows a House member to amend an appropriations bill so eliminate a specific program or defund the salaries of those working on it.

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