Elections are interesting times for federal workers, because there are so many risks and even some benefits.
Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says he didn't used to, but that the recent USDA situation makes him think the civil service might in fact be broken.
Commentator Jeff Neal addresses some of the ways AI may replace HR in the not-too-distant future, looking at actual technology.
Jeff Neal says the potential for AI will change how employees work, present new risks and change how the American people interact with the government.
The idea that the recent budget agreement between House and Senate leaders and President Trump guarantees there will be no shutdown is wrong.
Jeff Neal argues that executive orders against collective bargaining and flip-flopping FLRA majorities are not the way to make fundamental changes in civil service policy.
A lot of people are now wondering if it's a good time to get out of government and do something else. Jeff Neal reminds feds that an ill-informed move could land you somewhere that is worse than where you are now.
In the old days, Summer meant Congress was moving on appropriations bills that would be on the President’s desk by October. In 2019, that is more of a fairy tale.
A proposal from OPM would make it easier to extend probationary periods for new federal hires. But commentator Jeff Neal argues that's unnecessary.
Recent news about the Office of Special Counsel citing Kellyanne Conway for violating the Hatch Act is raising questions among federal workers.
Complaints from employees and applicants are one of the most common measures of prohibited personnel practices, although they do not capture all allegations.
Blaming USAJobs is another example of trying to find a silver bullet to kill everything that is wrong with the federal hiring process.
As federal work has shifted, grades have crept up to the point where traditional job classification is almost a thing of the past.
At this point, any legislative movement to authorize dismantling OPM is most likely dead in the water. The real question is what Congress and the administration will do next.