National Performance Review

  • Federal HR hasn’t truly recovered from mid-1990s downsizing era, MSPB finds

    According to new research from the Merit Systems Protection Board, downsizing and decentralization within federal HR over the last three decades have created a void that agencies haven’t been able to fill.

  • Congress should act on OPM, but maybe not for the reason you think

    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.

  • Is federal HR really shrinking?

    Jeff Neal is certain there are HR organizations that have suffered reductions, but doesn’t think it’s accurate to assume that applies everywhere.