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The truth about the federal hiring process

Do federal managers know who they want to hire before even posting a job? Do they rig the process to the benefit of their candidate? And, is it worth it to even apply for a job at an agency given these barriers? Former federal HR exec Jeff Neal offers his candid advice based on his 33 years of experience.

Tags: Jeff Neal , MSPB , Merit Promotion Program , hiring , workforce , DHS

Friday - 01/23/2015, 03:04am EST

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Tags: Jeff Neal , NAPA , technology , management , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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OMB to deliver much needed assistance around digital services

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at OMB, said the administration has to help agencies get the skills and capabilities to move to a digital world more quickly and improve the quality. She said an updated Digital Services Playbook is coming in the next month. The IRS is one of the few agencies to grasp how digital services can improve its mission.

Tags: technology , OMB , Beth Cobert , Peggy Sherry , IRS , digital services , NAPA , TechFAR , Digital Playbook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:40am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , OMB , technology , NAPA ,

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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When is fair and open recruiting not fair?

Certain recruiting and hiring authorities within agencies "threaten the principle of fair and open competition," according to the latest report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal offers his take.

Tags: Jeff Neal , hiring , management , MSPB , workforce , recruitment

Monday - 01/12/2015, 05:08am EST

Can government keep up with the private sector in digital technology?

Digital technology has changed the way the private sector is doing business. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International, asks, "Is it too late for the government to catch up?"

Tags: Jeff Neal , technology , industry , commentary

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 01:20pm EST

The 12 days of Fedmas

Former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal counts down the "12 Days of Fedmas," his adaptation of the holiday favorite for the federal workforce.

Tags: ChiefHRO.com , Christmas , Jeff Neal , 12 days of Christmas , workforce , management

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 03:43am EST

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

President Bacack Obama's "thank you" speech to his agencies' senior leaders is causing mixed reactions among the federal community. Senior Executives Association President Carol Bonosaro appreciates the effort, but also wonders why it took six years. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his own thoughts on the President's speech yesterday.

Tags: Jeff Neal , In Depth , Senior Executive Service , management

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:26pm EST
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Ready...set...wait for a budget!

How does an agency make any kind of execution plans when it has no idea how much money will be appropriated when Congress finally passes a budget or a full-year continuing resolution, asks former DHS senior executive Jeff Neal?

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , budget , continuing resolution

Friday - 12/05/2014, 02:00am EST

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and many people spend time saying thanks to special people in their lives. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal employees should be on your list of people to thank.

Tags: Jeff Neal , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:21pm EST
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