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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 , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International , human resources , management , workforce , commentary

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

Agencies use special rates to close public-private pay disparity

Office of Personnel Management asks agencies to consider how the proposed across-the-board 1 percent pay increase for all federal employees will impact the special rates some employees salaries are calculated on.

Tags: pay , special rates , OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , workforce , Michael OConnell , retention

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 03:31pm EDT

Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

A career in the federal workforce might not be the coolest thing to kids. That's one finding from a new survey by the National Treasury Employees Union. It found only 37 percent of parents polled encourage their kids to go into government. Now, NTEU is starting a campaign to change that. President Colleen Kelley joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new survey.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , workforce , young feds , recruitment

Friday - 08/08/2014, 08:55am EDT
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SSA not ready to meet future challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration says the Social Security Administration is not ready for the challenges of the future. NAPA says shrinking budgets, retiring workers and rapidly changing technology are all issues that need to be addressed in the next 15 years.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , COBOL , SSA , NAPA , management , IT

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

Your agency could save itself time and work on the hiring process if a new bill from Senator Jon Tester becomes law. The Competitive Service Act would let other agencies share information about applicants they didn't hire that might fit your agency's openings. In our Congressional Spotlight on In Depth with Francis Rose, Senator Tester explained how he thinks the bill will make your agency's hiring process faster and better.

Tags: Jon Tester , workforce , Congress

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:55pm EDT
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Why can't the government hire young people?

Although resignations are up among under-30 feds, the bigger problem is hiring, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , workforce , commentary , young federal workers , retention

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 03:13pm EDT

Virginia Hill, National President, Young Government Leaders

Seven percent of government workers are under 30. The numbers have been dropping since 2009. The opposite trend is happening on the other end of the age spectrum. The percentage of employees over age 60 is rising. Virginia Hill, national president of Young Government Leaders, is looking for ways to find and groom a new generation of federal leaders. She tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu about an upcoming conference for young federal employees.

Tags: workforce , Virginia Hill , Young Government Leaders ,

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:02pm EDT
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What happened to all of the young federal employees?

The lack of 30-and-under talent in the federal workforce means agencies will be facing significant shortfalls in the future, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , workforce , management , young federal workers , retention

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:00am EDT

PTO commissioner illegally intervened in hiring

An executive in the Patent and Trademark Office was found to have violated several federal laws when she used her position to get a relative's boyfriend a job in her agency. The inspector general of the Commerce Department investigated the matter after getting a tip from a whistleblower.

Tags: Deborah Cohn , Todd Zinser , IG , Commerce Department , trademark , patent , investigation , USPTO , oversight

Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

A lot of people are saying that the relentless wave of retirements is a threat to the health of the federal workforce. But there's a problem on the other end of the age spectrum too -- OPM data shows there's been a sharp drop in the number of federal employees under the age of 30 over the last few years. As of last year, those younger workers made up just 8 percent of the workforce. Jeff Neal is senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security. He explained the numbers behind the issue on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jeff Neal , federal workforce , ICF International , management

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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