Jeri Buchholz

  • Interior senior executives left in the dark amid reorg, reassignments

    Senior executives at the Interior Department say recent reassignments have demoralized the SES corps and agency leadership has done little to involve them in planning for a coming reorganization.

  • OPM, OMB attempt to make Hiring Excellence stick with new guidance

    The Obama administration released new guidance designed to officially codify the feedback its heard from agencies during the Hiring Excellence campaign and put them on path to use those lessons to improve federal hiring.

  • Jeri Buchholz: Executive order may not address real problems in SES

    Yesterday, the President signed an executive order designed to strengthen the Senior Executive Service by requiring agencies to rotate more of their SES-ers to different agencies or assignments, making sure they’re not paid less than their General Schedule subordinates and refining agencies processes for onboarding SES members. Jeri Buchholz is a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and a former chief human capital officer at NASA. In a column she wrote for Federal News Radio, she argues the order is a good first start, but it might also be a distraction from the real problems in the Senior Executive Service. She talked to Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about wh

  • SES Executive Order a nice first step, but it doesn’t address real reforms

    Jeri Buchholz, a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and a retired chief human capital officer, argues the White House needs to ‘dig deep’ to make real improvements to the Senior Executive Service.

  • 7 questions the Senate should ask OPM pick Beth Cobert

    Beth Cobert has not testified before Congress since becoming acting director of OPM in July. From the data breaches to workforce issues, senators have plenty of material to draw upon.

  • Jeri Buchholz: Loneliness of the teleworking employee

    Telework can save hours in time spent commuting and make life a little easier for many. But, working away from the office can also have unintended consequences. Those working away from the office can find themselves disconnected from coworkers while those left in the office might find themselves alone without a coworker to turn to. Jeri Buchholz, a strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting and former chief human capital officer at NASA, sheds some light on the subject on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • No matter where you’re going, don’t forget your paperwork

    If Buzz Aldrin can file his expense report with NASA a week after coming back from the moon, the rest of us have no excuse to put off our paperwork, says In Depth host Francis Rose.

  • Federal News Countdown: Pope Francis goes to Washington, Matt Damon visits Mars

    Kathryn Medina, chief talent officer at APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, and Jeri Buchholz, strategic business development advisor for FMP Consulting and former chief human capital officer at NASA, count down the week’s top federal stories with Francis Rose.

  • Now is the time to act like mission control

    Jeri Buchholz, former NASA CHCO and now strategic business development adviser for FMP Consulting, advises federal managers to begin preparing for a government shutdown by communicating more openly and often with their workforce.

  • Jeri Buchholz: Agencies face de facto hiring freeze of senior level employees

    A moratorium on Senior Executive Service appointments takes place when the head of your agency leaves. Essentially, that imposes a hiring freeze on the very top level of your agency. Jeri Buchholz, strategic business development adviser at FMP Consulting and former chief human capital officer for NASA, has a five-step plan to help you minimize the impact of the moratorium. She shared that plan on In Depth with Francis Rose.