Jeff Neal

  • Best Places to Work: What the Partnership’s new rankings tell us

    Having political and career leaders engage with the workforce in a constructive and respectful manner is not a Democrat/Republican issue. It is a matter of leadership and should be treated that way.

  • Presidents and the federal workforce

    The recent passing of former President George H.W. Bush prompted a lot of discussion about Bush and his experience in government before his presidency. “41,” as he came to be known, came from a background in the executive branch.

  • What are the ‘grand challenges’ in public administration? Make your voice heard

    We often complain about problems in government, or problems we believe government can solve, but do not always see a way to go beyond complaining and get started on making a difference.

  • OPM can help agencies with performance evaluation, but agency isn’t the problem

    A recent GAO report concluded that employees believe agencies are doing reasonably well on four of OPM’s Five Phases of Performance Management, with improvement needed on rewarding.

  • Some young veterans need more from government

    If the administration took time to think about veteran hiring in a more holistic way, it could offer some veterans who have traditionally struggled to find good jobs an opportunity to build a career in a stable job with good pay and benefits.

  • What happens next with OPM?

    The administration’s proposal to revamp OPM would not be the death-knell of the Civil Service. In fact, Commentator Jeff Neal said let’s try the approach. If it doesn’t work, it’s up to Congress to fix it.

  • 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.

  • Would you recommend the government as an employer?

    The government should be the employer of choice for many people. But is it? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might recommend a government job, and some reasons why you might not.