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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 , Jeff Neal

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

Time to fix the federal spending house of (reporting) horrors

Despite the billions spent investing in systems, financial processes are such that when you add up all the layers, it takes something akin to archaeology for a citizen to unearth a specific fact about where and how money was spent, says Federal News Radio host Tom Temin.

Tags: financial management , accountability , DATA Act , Tom Temin , budget

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:46pm 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: Jeff Neal , management , workforce

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

PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT

PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

Tags: Vance Hitch , PortfolioStat , Deloitte , management , information technology , technology

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:22am EST

Supporting STEM leaders: 5 things we need to do

The STEM leader profile clearly shows the STEM leader is unlikely to be effectively served by traditional leader development programs.

Tags: STEM , Jeff Neal , leadership training , management ,

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:53pm EST

Cyber workers control their future as skillsets converge

As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.

Tags: Earl Crane , technology , cybersecurity , CNSS , NIST , workforce , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:37pm EDT

What federal IT can learn from Inspector Clouseau

We often look at organizations and wonder why they are burdened with overhead not relevant to the current world in which we live. Often it is found to be the cures for past sins and overreactions to those sins says former federal exec Bob Woods.

Tags: Bob Woods , technology , GSA , information technology , IT sharing

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:35pm EST

Should we replace the General Schedule?

The General Schedule worked well when half of Federal employees were GS-5 and below and most of the rest of the workforce was spread out over the remaining grades. Today, 7.4 percent of the Federal workforce is GS-5 and below.

Tags: Jeff Neal , General Schedule , pay , workforce

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:45pm EST

In wake of LAX shooting, real talk needed about TSA

The Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport sheds light on the public's negative perception of transportation security officers. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says its time to reevaluate how those federal employees are treated.

Tags: Jeff Neal , TSA , TSOs , DHS , workforce

Monday - 11/11/2013, 04:50pm EST

The 53% Minority

And the Sad State of Women Owned Businesses

Tags: boondoggle , Small Business Administration , women-owned businesses , contracting , OMB ,

Monday - 09/22/2008, 02:03pm EDT
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