TSA is advised to pay officers more but not to put them in the General Schedule.
A blue-ribbon panel, authorized by Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske, said pay was the biggest driver of TSA's high turnover. But the panel urged the agency against adding its security officers to the General Schedule.
I believe we should recognize and appreciate public servants every week. And if we do not like the policies they carry out, we should vote for people who will make new policies.
Commentator Jeff Neal says claims that the low numbers of under 30-year-old federal hires are due to decreased federal hiring in general aren't really true.
If we really want to address soft skills, we should consider them as essential job requirements during the hiring process.
After so many departures, former CHCO for the Department of Homeland Security Jeff Neal says employees deserve stable leadership for success.
Guest columnist Jeff Neal says it’s hard to argue with the idea that top performers should receive some sort of compensation for their work. It is also hard to argue that most performance review processes are credible and effective.
The Trump administration proposed “fully reorganizing” the Office of Personnel Management and moving personnel between the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget. Guest commentator Jeff Neal disagrees with the idea, but mostly because OPM was gutted once before.
Some politicians have been after the Federal Employees Retirement System since it replaced the more generous Civil Service Retirement System program during the Reagan administration.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes significant changes in federal employee retirement programs, most of which are cuts but with one exception.
Guest columnist Jeff Neal says there is not a lot of room on the congressional calendar this fiscal year to have a serious discussion about civil service issues.
ICF Senior Vice President Jeff Neal explains how President Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to preserve the civil service could teach today's leadership a thing or two.
Employer branding is one of the chief battlefields in the fight for talent. The government is not well-positioned for that fight.
Guest commentator Jeff Neal explains why his long-time optimism about working for the federal government may be fading if another shutdown happens this month or in October.