Center for Organizational Excellence

  • New civil service report meant to bring people together has driven them apart

    The authors of a recent report offering suggestions on civil service modernization say they attempted to bring interested parties together to facilitate meaningful discussions on the topic. But at least one federal employee group said their effort did the opposite.

  • Senate, House Democrats blast FEMA for unfilled positions

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.

  • Federal human capital — including OPM — need a sweeping overhaul, affinity groups say

    A group of well-known good government organizations, federal employee affinity groups and private sector organizations are recommending a series of organizational changes to the Office of Personnel Management, as well as several solutions to longstanding human capital challenges.

  • Agencies pull back curtain for peek at how they tackle reform plans

    HUD, SBA, and DHS offer details on how they built their reorganization framework.

  • Federal overseers keeping close watch on how agencies engage employees through reorg

    Officials from OPM and GAO say they are particularly interested in the thinking behind which skillsets agencies decide to keep through their reform plans.

  • Steve Goodrich: This legislation will change how agencies do business

    It has a grand and ambitious name. If it becomes law, it has the potential to change how agencies do their business and even eliminate a few of them. The Government Transformation Act has both Senate and House backers from both parties. Steve Goodrich, president and CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with an analysis of the legislation.

  • Steve Goodrich: No big proposals in State of the Union for feds

    As promised, last night’s State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama was relatively short on big legislative proposals. More a restatement of his and his administration’s values and a call, perhaps, for a little less partisanship. After listening to the speech from halfway around the world Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some analysis.

  • Paul Eder: Using the right ruler to measure your agency’s performance

    The White House wants agencies to use data to make budget decisions and more data is available than ever to determine what works and what doesn’t. But data may not be the only measure of program success. Paul Eder is a lead consultant at the Center for Organizational Excellence. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that expectations may play a part in the success of your work.

  • Steve Goodrich, CEO, Center for Organizational Excellence

    “Keep it simple” may be the leading-edge advice for your operational strategy soon. Steve Goodrich is president and CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence. He’s writing under the title Cutting Through the Red Tape: It’s Time To Sweat The Small Stuff. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said timing is one of the reasons you should look at your budget with a magnifying glass.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Nov. 14, 2012

    JJ Green of WTOP discusses the national security implications of the Petraeus scandal. Conference Chairman Steve Goodrich talks about the upcoming Human Capital Management Federal Conference. Jeremy Herb of The Hill newspaper reports on what Congress thinks of the Petraeus scandal. Lorelei St. James of the GAO talks about a partnership between the Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers.