Bob Tobias

Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Big stimulus bills fall to federal workforce to carry out programs despite capacity constraints

Will the government have controls in place for the spending programs? Will it even have the basic capacity?

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress should invest in programs — and management

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Expecting new employees in your agency? Time to remember the onboarding basics

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Returning to the office, it’s about a lot more than the office or the building

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Do federal employees get pay increases regardless of their job performance?

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Good-government groups suggest ways to improve federal workforce under Biden

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Donald Trump

Federal unions look to turn the page on Trump’s executive orders: ‘The damage is not permanent’

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Joe Biden

What Biden can learn from Obama — and Trump — about managing the federal workforce

The incoming Biden administration has plenty to learn from its predecessors about setting the tone, supporting productive labor-management relationships…

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Schedule F could hurt public’s trust in government even further

The debate over the Trump administration’s order to create a new civil service Schedule F – most of it has focused on the effects on career employees….

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Bob Tobias, Professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American UniversityProfessor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University

Younger feds maybe starting to question telework’s merits

As the pandemic and teleworking drag on, people stuck at home are starting to discover the secondary effect of isolation from coworkers.

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