Traditionally, most knowledgeable folks thought fracturing the federal workforce into different hiring, classification and pay systems, or “Balkanizing” the federal workforce was a bad idea.
As we move to a new generation of HR systems and to service delivery models that include more shared services, Jeff Neal says we have a perfect opportunity to get it right.
Are agencies hiring at levels consistent with their budgets and past hiring practices? Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal looks at OPM’s employment numbers.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neals says the federal budget process is broken and agencies are not getting appropriations until too late in the fiscal year.
The former DHS CHCO says there are other options for OPM that would be easier to implement, accomplish similar results and gain more support from both sides of the aisle.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neals says although he might disagree with some of the details, the proposal has enough goodness in it that it should not be reflexively dismissed.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s recent markup of the NDAA contains several provisions that are of interest to federal workers, including some related to chief human capital officers and security clearances.
Do those Trump administration executive orders on federal employment and labor relations have you upset, worried or fearful? Well maybe you need to take a deep breath.
My concern with respect to these executive orders is that they make civil service reform less likely. There are many areas where agreement between the right and left is a possibility. The issue of labor relations is not high on that list.
President Donald Trump’s second executive order offers new limitations on official time, as well as restrictions to federal union use of agency office space and property.