Beth Cobert, the former acting OPM director, is a 2017 NAPA Fellow. She answers the question: What can a government employee do to be a change agent in their office or agency?
As director of the Federal Executive Institute, Suzanne Logan exemplifies the federal government's role as the largest training and education organization.
National Academy of Public Administration has just released a white paper with several recommendations for implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.
Comptroller General Gene Dodaro urges agencies to consider GAO's management recommendations as they implement their reform plans.
In a new white paper from the National Academy of Public Administration, federal experts say a breakdown of the federal human capital system ultimately led to some of agencies' biggest challenges in recent years, from the cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management to the 49,000 vacancies at the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Trump administration's government reorganization directly impacts federal agencies, but Congress will have its work cut out as lawmakers balance their own jurisdictional priorities with policy and personnel changes.
About 8 percent of federal employees say they're fully confident in their agency's talent management system, according to a recent survey of more than 300 employees. But human capital experts are wondering whether the triple threat of budget cuts, attrition and a government reorganization could push agencies to address longstanding human capital questions they've avoided in the past.
The senior executive service faces an unprecedented time where criticism is rampant, the environment is fast-paced and the retirement bubble teeters on popping.
The National Academy of Public Administration helps guide federal managers trying to maintain their way through the challenges in careers. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to Terry Gerton, a West Point graduate and a retired Army officer and senior executive service member, who is NAPA's new president and CEO.
The Secret Service has taken significant, wide-ranging and important actions to transform the way it does business, according to recent study.
Members of the National Academy of Public Administration share an important characteristic. Even if you retire from your job, you never really give up public service. That's one reason NAPA fellows are always eager to help out agencies in trouble, or offer help during presidential transitions. For more than five years, CEO Dan G. Blair has guided NAPA's affairs. He'll be stepping down this month and joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a retrospective.
The General Services Administration’s releases a solicitation for a vendor to set up a political appointee orientation program. The National Academy of Public Administration says training is a big missing piece to the presidential transition.
The National Academy of Public Administration released a detailed study that showed the Veterans Benefits Administration has improved disability claims backlogs, but that's only the beginning. John Kamensky, chairman of the academy's VBA panel, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, deputy administrator for program integrity and director of the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, is one of 50 new fellows for the National Academy of Public Administration.