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3 reasons why new SES reform panel can succeed where others have not

The real test will be if the panel created by the administration is allowed to tell the truth and make something happen, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , SES , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:58am EDT

Evolutionary change in federal customer service is coming

Abby Herriman, senior vice president for HighPoint Global, says transforming how agencies serve their customers starts with more effective use of technology and more efficient processes.

Tags: Abby Herriman , HighPoint Global , Customer service

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:38am EDT

Obama SES reform plan makes problem worse, not better

President Barack Obama addressed members of the Senior Executive Service today intending to raise their morale. In Depth host Francis Rose says the President's remarks may have done the opposite.

Tags: Barack Obama , Senior Executive Service , Francis Rose , management , workforce , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:15pm EST

March Madness gives agencies a how-to guide to build championship HR teams

Liam Ackland, president of NGA.NET North America, encourages agencies to model their recruiting strategies after successful college basketball teams, which traditionally shy away from "one-and-dones."

Tags: Liam Ackland , NGA.NET , human capital , management , hiring , workforce , retention

Friday - 03/27/2015, 04:43am EDT

Instead of remaking the SES, let's create something completely new

The key to SES reform is not about tweaking the SES or writing a set of guiding principles that no one will follow. Former DHS human capital exec Jeff Neal takes you inside his idea for an entirely new merit-based construct, neither career nor political, that is focused on a much smaller number of critical federal jobs.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , management , SES , SES reform , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 04:38am EDT

Federal open source software activities are growing

The wave of the future in government digital innovation may be in the open source arena, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , technology , open source , FDsys , GPO , Jarid Cottrell , Booz Allen Hamilton , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:22am EDT

Why do feds and contractors have such a bad reputation outside DC?

Two huge steps could go a long way toward healing the frustration taxpayers have with agencies and vendors, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: industry , contracting , management , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 07:30am EDT

3 ways to spark innovation in government

How long are we going to let outdated practices, inefficient processes and unequipped leadership disarm real innovation? asks Paul Brubaker, a former Defense Department official, in a new commentary.

Tags: Paul Brubaker , VMware , Airwatch , innovation , Clinger-Cohen Act , management , technology

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:00am EDT

If it works, kill it: How bureaucracy stops progress

Bureaucracies may be good at some things, but they always excel at one self-preservation, says Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , shared services , FITARA , management ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 03:52pm EDT

How many contractors does the government have?

The Congressional Budget Office recently revealed that it didn't have any comprehensive information about the size of the federal government's contracted workforce. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, says knowing that number might not matter too much to taxpayers in the long run.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , DHS , human capital , contracting , industry , workforce , management ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:31pm EDT
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