Bob Tobias

New learning agenda may not be enough to actually improve agency performance

The Office of Management and Budget last week released what it called a learning agenda for federal agencies. It’s the research they need to do to answer…

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Long-term implications of AFGE’s ‘difficult decision’ to disclaim ICE officers’ union chapter

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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

President’s management agenda benefits from being specific

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

The perks of being a wallflower and the rush to get everyone back in the office

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Agency managers have new data about the workforce. Will they make use of it?

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Does Homeland Security have too much discretion in hiring cybersecurity people?

DHS’ recent rulemaking for a 2014 law gives the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency a lot of discretion in hiring cybersecurity people.

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A couple of ideas for how the IRS can plug the so-called tax gap

With the IRS possibly getting big budget boosts in the next few years, the question becomes whether it can hire the people it says it needs … with any…

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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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