ICF

  • What to do about the TSA? Hint: Pay them more

    TSA is advised to pay officers more but not to put them in the General Schedule.

  • TSA leaders promise to make the agency a better place to work

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Transportation Security Administration administrator David Pekoske promises a series of changes to improve TSA’s human capital practices.

  • Is it time to change federal retirement benefits?

    The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes significant changes in federal employee retirement programs, most of which are cuts but with one exception.

  • Federal government’s employer brand is in trouble

    Employer branding is one of the chief battlefields in the fight for talent. The government is not well-positioned for that fight.

  • Will artificial intelligence replace many federal workers?

    The reality of artificial intelligence and how it will affect the federal workforce may not be as scary as some people might think.

  • HR — The $5 billion question

    At many agencies, HR is one of those overhead services that can consume a surprising amount of money. It’s also a place where managers can find cost savings.

  • Can your agency force you to relocate?

    When the Agriculture Department announce plans in August to relocate hundreds of employees from the D.C. area, some wondered whether the agency could force them to move. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal offers his take.

  • Federal pay: Primum non nocere

    I believe we should go with the idea of “first, do no harm.” That means giving employees a pay raise that is equal to, or at least close to, the military pay raise.

  • Should we kill FERS?

    Jeff Neal, former CHCO for the Homeland Security Department, says telling people to save more for retirement when they are young is not enough.

  • Why hiring reforms in the 2019 NDAA may not make a difference

    Jeff Neal, former CHCO at DHS, says that the new hiring authority included in the 2019 NDAA is not a bad idea.