Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal is a senior vice president for ICF and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com. He has 33 years in federal service, including serving as Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Homeland Security and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Defense Logistics Agency. Jeff is also a Fellow and Director at the National Academy of Public Administration and a Partnership for Public Service SAGE.

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Is Telework on the Way Out?

By on November 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is Telework on the Way Out?

Some leaders see telework as a great benefit that leads to more productivity; others think it just creates problems. Which view is correct?

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Move Agency Headquarters Out of DC? Only if You Want Them to Fail

By on November 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Move Agency Headquarters Out of DC? Only if You Want Them to Fail

The author says that typical arguments in favor of relocating agencies outside of DC generally do not pass muster.

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The Oath of Office and What it Means

By on October 31, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Oath of Office and What it Means

What does the oath of office taken by federal employees mean? The author shares his thoughts.

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Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

By on October 23, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

The author says that the trends in government’s HR policies add up to a lot of risk in its ability to compete for talent as it deals with an aging workforce.

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It’s Time for a Cabinet Level Management Department

By on October 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
It’s Time for a Cabinet Level Management Department

The author says it is time to put a department in place to focus on management in government.

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Job Stress Getting to You? You Are Not Alone

By on October 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Job Stress Getting to You? You Are Not Alone

Federal employees often face stress in their jobs. These are some of the ways agencies help their employees to manage it.

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Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

By on September 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

The author talks about “Reskilling” and “Upskilling” and what this means for federal agencies and their employees.

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OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

By on September 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

By on September 3, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

Recent events beg the question of whether or not the civil service can be broken. The author provides a detailed analysis.

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