Jeff Neal

  • President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the Senior Executive Service got a mixed response Tuesday. But former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal says Obama's plan is a change for the better.

    December 11, 2014
  • President Bacack Obama's "thank you" speech to his agencies' senior leaders is causing mixed reactions among the federal community. Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro appreciates the effort, but also wonders why it took six years. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his own thoughts on the President's speech yesterday.

    December 10, 2014
  • How does an agency make any kind of execution plans when it has no idea how much money will be appropriated when Congress finally passes a budget or a full-year continuing resolution, asks former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal?

    December 05, 2014
  • Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and many people spend time saying thanks to special people in their lives. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal employees should be on your list of people to thank.

    November 26, 2014
  • It's Thanksgiving and everyone should remember to thank federal employees for all the work they do on our behalf, says Jeff Neal, founder of ChiefHRO.com.

    November 25, 2014
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is making news with his plans to reorganize the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International, says the Secretary's moves are a good start because VA, like most large agencies, has its fair share of redundant organizations.

    November 13, 2014
  • Only 35 percent of federal employees believe promotions in their workplace are based on merit. In his column, Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and founder of the blog Chief HRO, breaks down some of the commonly-held misconceptions of the Merit Promotion Program.

    November 05, 2014
  • A lot has been written about the bad news from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says 70 percent of government workers still get a feeling of accomplishment from their work, despite a four-year pay freeze and flak from politicians.

    October 29, 2014
  • A gap of mistrust is forming between senior managers and their employees across the federal government. The results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show federal employees are taking an increasingly dim view of the senior leaders in their agencies. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he said federal agencies are treading on a dangerous path right now regarding workplace standards.

    October 27, 2014
  • Federal employees' opinions of senior leaders are at a five-year low, based on the Office of Personnel Management's survey of nearly 400,000 employees across government. More broadly, the survey suggests employees are even less enthusiastic about their jobs than they were last year, when OPM warned agencies to heed signs of low morale.

    October 24, 2014
  • The results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in at many agencies. Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency, says the numbers aren't pretty.

    October 22, 2014
  • Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF International, and Keith Trippie, chief executive officer of the Trippie Group, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

    October 17, 2014
  • Bringing back the rule of three may be the key to improving how you assess candidates for federal jobs and how you improve the category ratings system. That's according to Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said category ratings aren't the problem, and that agencies can improve the process by conducting better assessments.

    October 16, 2014
  • Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

    October 16, 2014