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Thank you, federal employees

It's Thanksgiving and everyone should remember to thank federal employees for all the work they do on our behalf, says Jeff Neal, founder of ChiefHRO.com.

Tags: Jeff Neal , DHS , workforce

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:29pm EST

VA and the office of redundancy office

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is making news with his plans to reorganize the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International, says the Secretary's moves are a good start because VA, like most large agencies, has its fair share of redundant organizations.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , workforce , redundancy , DHS , management

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:51am EST

The good news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

A lot has been written about the bad news from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says 70 percent of government workers still get a feeling of accomplishment from their work, despite a four-year pay freeze and flak from politicians.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , workforce

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:04am EDT

Should we bring back the 'rule of three'?

Jeff Neal, former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal, asks whether hiring managers should use the "rule of three" when considering applications from disabled veterans.

Tags: Jeff Neal , DHS , hiring , commentary , workforce , management

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:59am EDT
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Does the federal government really need DHS?

Doing away with DHS would result in a massive government reorganization that would most likely be even messier than the one that created DHS, says former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , DHS , reorganization , Congress

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Hiring a million more federal employees is one solution to the "doing more with less" problem. Former Bush administration official John DiIulio proposed that in the Washington Post recently. He argues more employees overseeing the performance and spending of government projects will lead to cost savings and less bureaucracy. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the size of the federal government is really just a matter of perspective.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , In Depth ,

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:29pm EDT
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They picked who? How to select the right people to be supervisors

Great supervisors can make even the most trying agency a better place to work, while lousy supervisors can make even the best organization a horrible workplace. With that in mind, more attention is needed to improve the supervisory selection process, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , human resources , hiring , management , workforce , commentary

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 05:37am EDT

Jeff Neal, senior VP, ICF International

The Social Security Administration says its new $300 million IT system still doesn't work. SSA wants to replace outdated computer systems that contribute to its backlog of disability claims. The agency says outside consultants will try to get the project back on track, but it still has no idea when it will be ready to launch. Jeff Neal is senior VP of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security. He's tells Francis Rose on In Depth that it's not just IT projects, but all types of federal contracts that can be where good ideas go to die.

Tags: Social Security Administration , DHS , Jeff Neal , ICF International

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:15pm EDT
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Putting a contract out on good ideas

An unresponsive, or sclerotic contracting system is not a good fit for our fast-paced information world, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , contracting , Chuck Hagel , acquisition , commentary

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 02:32pm EDT
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