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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 , SES , SES reform , commentary , workforce

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

OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: real property , federal buildings , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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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: commentary , industry , contracting , In Depth

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

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

The White House has chosen a group of two dozen federal employees to offer advice on potential changes to the Senior Executive Service. They come from many facets of government. Their mission is to improve the way senior executives are recruited, hired, developed and retained. Will they be successful? John Palguta is the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer his take.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , SES , Federal Drive , workforce ,

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 09:52am EDT
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DoD personnel moves

The Defense Department is making key personnel changes.

Tags: DoD , Michael Vickers , Juan Garcia , Stephen Welby , Bill Marion

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:17am 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 , commentary , Clinger-Cohen Act , Technology

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

GOP budget bills aim to bolster DoD funding, cut government waste

Republican lawmakers released their Fiscal Year 2016 budget plans this week, containing increased spending for the Pentagon, cuts for non-Defense operating budgets and a hike in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Tags: budget , Congress , House , Senate , FERS , retirement , pay raise , Mike Enzi , DoD , GAO , High Risk List , Michael OConnell

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:46pm EDT

White House launches 'employee of the month'-type awards for customer-focused feds

Beginning next month, agencies can begin honoring certain front-line employees through the administration's new Federal Customer Service Awards Program.

Tags: customer service , OMB , workforce , Federal Customer Service Awards Program , Emily Kopp , Beth Cobert

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:02pm EDT

Military leaders express misgivings about House plan to boost their budget

Pentagon officials are adamant that sequestration-level spending is incompatible with the current Defense strategy. But, they also have serious concerns with the plan House Republicans released this week to boost Defense funding, saying it would limit their options and keep the military in a state of budget uncertainty.

Tags: DoD , budget , OCO , sequestration , House Budget Committee , Congress , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , Ray Odierno , Mac Thornberry , Mark Welsh , Mike McCord , Mike Rogers

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:00am EDT
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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 , commentary

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