Jeff Neal

  • What does it mean when the government ‘closes’ due to weather?

    Is it fair to make teleworking federal employees work during a snow day when the rest of the government is closed? Jeff Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department, thinks so.

  • Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

    A political stalemate in the Senate means the Homeland Security Department is inching closer to a shutdown in 11 days. That would mean most agency employees would still go to work and not get paid. 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 more details on what a shutdown would mean for the agency’s employees.

  • How bad would a shutdown be for DHS?

    Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will run out February 28 unless Congress acts fast. Just how bad would a shutdown be for DHS? Former Homeland Security HR exec Jeff Neal offers his inside take.

  • 4 steps toward a better hiring process

    Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal shares some suggestions for bringing more transparency and integrity to the hiring process.

  • The truth about the federal hiring process

    Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

  • Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

    More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn’t mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

  • When is fair and open recruiting not fair?

    Certain recruiting and hiring authorities within agencies “threaten the principle of fair and open competition,” according to the latest report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal offers his take.

  • Can government keep up with the private sector in digital technology?

    Digital technology has changed the way the private sector is doing business. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International, asks, “Is it too late for the government to catch up?”

  • The 12 days of Fedmas

    Former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal counts down the “12 Days of Fedmas,” his adaptation of the holiday favorite for the federal workforce.

  • Leading America’s workforce: Did President Obama hit the mark?

    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.