Play nice and share. A good prescription for little kids and for federal agencies trying to cut administrative and IT costs. But for kids and federal managers, shared services can be an uphill push. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked Brian Siegel, principal in the federal consulting practice at Deloitte, why that is.
A group of former and current federal executives advise against making the mobility provisions in the executive order to reform the Senior Executive Service too narrow.
The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They will take on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government and report on them to Congress. Janet Hale is a member of the new class of NAPA Fellows. She’s a director at Deloitte and Touche and former Undersecretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about what its to be a NAPA fellow.
Bill Eggers, director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte, joins host John Gilroy to discuss a new survey that looks at the challenges facing government as it undergoes a digital transformation. November 3, 2015
Congressional and budget experts say House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign opens the door for a short-term continuing resolution that could be voted on early next week.
The number of federal employees under age 30 dropped nearly 3 percent over the past three years. That’s according to recent analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Agencies want to reverse that trend. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that some private sector consulting and tech companies are beating agencies at the recruiting game by just showing up first.
Congress knows it wants to include some kind of acquisition reform in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. But it can’t agree on what those reforms should look like. Beth McGrath is director of the federal strategy and operations practice at Deloitte and former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose why procurement policy reform is a start, but the main thing slowing down defense IT and weapons acquisition is process.
Agencies have problems with recruitment, training, leadership development and succession planning. That’s not an outside criticism. It’s coming from their own employees. The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte analyzed the most recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to come up with some ideas for improving the employee experience. David Dye is the director of Federal Human Capital Services at Deloitte. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to analyze the latest snapshot.
Engagement and commitment scores for agency senior executives are at nearly 82 percent. But for employees it’s just 60 percent. That’s according to an analysis of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and Best Places to Work data from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Of the respondents, 79 percent of SES members said promotions at their agencies are based on merit. Just 30 percent of other employees agreed. Bob Tobias is a professor for the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that senior managers don’t understand what their employees think of them.
The annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey measures employees’ job satisfaction, and is sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management, the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte Consulting. When you dig into the numbers, you find something odd: Big differences between the viewpoints of rank-and-file federal employees and those in the Senior Executive Service. David Dye, the director of Federal Human Capital Services at Deloitte, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to analyze those differences.