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OPM's focus in hiring reform shifting from speed to quality

The Office of Personnel Management is making tweaks to how agencies report time-to-hire data. But experts who spoke to Federal News Radio say they don't think OPM is giving up on the idea of improving the federal hiring process. Instead, they say, it appears OPM may be shifting its focus to measuring the quality of new federal hires.

Tags: OPM , workforce , hiring , hiring reform , Katherine Archuleta , John Palguta , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Jeff Neal, senior vice president, ICF International

The 65-year-old pay system isn't cutting it with a younger workforce.

Tags: workforce , pay , In Depth , ICF International , General Schedule system , homeland security

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:12pm EDT
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Reforming the General Schedule does not have to mean pay for performance

Many smart, well-informed and thoughtful people assume that the only alternative to the General Schedule is pay for performance, but Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department disagrees.

Tags: performance reviews , General Service , management , workforce , commentary ,

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 01:07pm EDT

Performance ratings: Let's do something constructive for a change

Some HR practitioners say the process of identifying some goals, setting multiple levels of achievement, then judging employee performance annually is a best practice. That may be true, but that doesn't mean it is a good practice.

Tags: performance ratings , human resources , management , oversight , workforce

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07pm EST

Veterans make up growing share of federal workforce so why is their morale faltering?

Nearly three in every 10 new employees hired by the federal government have worked for Uncle Sam before -- in uniform. But even as the federal government has found success onboarding veteran employees, new questions have been raised about the workplace environments veterans are encountering.

Tags: workforce , management , veteran , veteran hiring , OPM , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Brandon Friedman , Alex Horton , VA , Barrett Bogue , Eric Young , Bureau of Prisons , morale , Patrick Boulay

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Finally, a new emphasis on federal training

For far too long federal agencies have looked to the training budget as one of the first places to cut (after travel) when budgets are tight. Training cuts are among the most shortsighted of the budget-cutting options, says former Homeland Security CHCO Jeff Neal.

Tags: training , management , workforce , Katherine Archuleta , NTEU

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:00am EST
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In Depth Show Blog - March 6, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Martha Przysucha , Bryan Clark , Barry Pavel , Brian Deese , In Depth

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 05:44pm EST

In Depth Show Blog - February 20, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , Jessica Klement , Gregory Wilshusen , In Depth

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 05:33pm EST

Behind the lies, damned lies and headlines about feds

Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says you shouldn't believe everything you read -- especially when it comes to federal employees.

Tags: commentary , management , workforce

Monday - 02/17/2014, 05:11pm EST

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tags: general schedule , pay , workforce ,

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST
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