Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal

The ‘Preventing a Patronage System Act’ can preserve a merit-based civil service

Congress is considering bills that would preserve the merit-based civil service as part of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. There are at least…

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Preparing and supporting a hybrid workforce

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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)A Transportation Security Administration employee helps air travelers submit their bags for inspection at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Is the General Schedule the best way to raise pay, morale for TSA workers?

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New federal hiring EO attempts to find quality among the ‘experts’

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Telework, or ‘tele-goofing off?’ Mixed agency messages show stigma still exists

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Uncertain fate lies ahead for DoD collective bargaining with Trump memo

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The oath of office and what it means

Why do public servants take an oath of office? The reason is simple – public servants are just that – servants of the people.

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Shake up government with an agile organization and workforce

If we take some agile concepts and apply them to how government is organized and staffed, we may see that many criticisms of shortcomings can be addressed.

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It’s time for a Cabinet-level management department

While all of the focus on the OPM-GSA merger has been on OPM’s shortcomings, it is safe to say that the federal government as a whole has not covered itself with respect to management issues.

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