• How some agencies use mission to unlock key workforce challenges

    Most federal employees consistently say their agency’s mission motivates them to come to work everyday. Now, some agencies say a mission-focused approach to employee engagement is giving them better insight into workforce challenges, and it’s starting to pay off in the Best Places to Work rankings.

  • Agencies with top engagement sit high, but agencies at the bottom sit very low

    The Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work rankings showed vast disparities between agencies with the highest and lowest employee engagement in 2016. The Partnership compared 69 agencies and subcomponents into five mission areas for the second time.

  • How workforce analytics could help agencies blunt a retirement spike

    Sean Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Angela Watts, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, make the case for agencies to look to phased retirement to help with the expected retirement surge in January.

  • Compliance without tears

    William D. Eggers, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Government Insights, and Greg Pellegrino, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, detail a new approach for improving the business regulatory environment.

  • Cybersecurity in the federal government

    Sicher Consulting president Alex Grohmann, Deloitte’s John Dyson and Think Forward Consulting president Brian Gay join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how to improve the cybersecurity framework for the federal government. January 10, 2017

  • How a White House call sparked a Best Places to Work turnaround for USDA

    Leadership is a key driver of employee engagement for agencies like the Agriculture Department, which rose from 16th to ninth in the Best Places to Work rankings in 2016. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said his agency has been hard at work for the past seven years, after a call from the White House prompted his leadership team to develop an engagement plan.

  • A recap of the 2016 presidential election

    This week on Off the Shelf, Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte and former congressman from Virginia’s the 11th District, analyzes the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. December 13, 2016

  • Ira Goldstein: How to weather the Trump transition

    If you’re a senior executive, the transition can be a lot to deal with. Ira Goldstein, a long-time federal executive, Deloitte consultant and most recently, author of a new book, the Federal Management Playbook, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some practical advice for dealing with new policies and political appointees.

  • Who are the CIOs that soon will need new jobs?

    Across the cabinet agencies, 10 chief information officers are politically appointed. The question continues to come up every four years whether these senior IT executives need to be career or political.

  • How Trump’s business acumen could influence the federal workforce

    Experts in the federal community say President-elect Donald Trump’s business acumen will likely factor into the future of the federal workforce during the next administration. Trump will likely play closer attention to measures that would hold poor-performers accountable. Though they may not agree on all the issues, some federal unions say they hope they can find common ground on proposals that would advance federal hiring reforms.