Bob Tobias

Federal boards and councils, do they set the right examples?

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council recently got a revival from the Biden administration. They hope of help modernize the federal workforce.

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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

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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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Flags fly on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

It’s not all doom and gloom after the Capitol storming

After finishing a year dealing with a horrible pandemic, the new year opened with total breakdown at no less than the U.S. Capitol. But it’s not hopeless.

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

Would restoring Presidential Rank Awards help federal workforce?

For a few more ideas, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to American University Key Executive Leadership Program professor Bob Tobias.

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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

A coalition of good-government groups has focused on the Trump administration plan for policy-related career jobs known as Schedule F. They feel it represents a general alienation of the federal workforce.

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