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Fear not: The case for shared services in government

Faced with decreasing budgets and shocks such as sequestration, agencies can no longer afford to carry out business-as-usual with respect to common support services.

Tags: Jeff Neal , shared services , management , workforce

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:50pm EDT
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Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , OPM , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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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: Jeff Neal , performance ratings , management , oversight , workforce

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

Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , workforce , retirement claims processing , Jason Miller , retirement , management , hiring reforms , exclusive

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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Kathryn Medina to step down from CHCO Council post

Medina's last day at the Office of Personnel Management will be Jan. 3. She is leaving to join public relations firm APCO Worldwide as a senior human resources executive.

Tags: Kathryn Medina , OPM , CHCO Council , people , exclusive

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:01pm EST

How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Tags: Reginald Wells , SSA , budget , sequestration , CHCO , Sean McCalley , Agency of the Month

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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Shutdown whack-a-mole and the interagency

Opening some agencies while keeping others shut down is an unsustainable exercise, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , government shutdown , workforce , management

Friday - 10/11/2013, 11:51am EDT

Budget constraints top IG concerns, new survey reveals

A new survey of the inspector general community says tighter budgets are making it difficult for IGs to do their jobs effectively. Sequestration hasn't help matters either.

Tags: oversight , inspector general , AGA , survey , sequestration , furloughs , David Zavada , Kearney & Co. , Michael OConnell , management , budget

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:04pm EDT
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Performance management - Judge not, lest ye be judged?

Plain old good manners tell us we shouldn't go around judging people. But in the federal HR world, entire performance rating systems are built around judging others. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says it's time for agency managers to think differently about how they rate their employees.

Tags: Jeff Neal , performance management , workforce , CHCO , ChiefHRO.com , ICF International

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 01:51pm EDT

9 ways to make government more efficient and effective

A new report by the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for a multiagency enterprise approach to the way the federal government handles major public policy goals.

Tags: enterprise , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , Max Stier , Lloyd Howell , management , workforce , good government , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:00am EDT
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