Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal is author of the blog ChiefHRO.com and was previously the chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Breaking the Civil Service Begins at OMB

November 29, 2020 8:17 AM

At least one agency has begun moving its employees to Schedule F. The author explores what the potential ramifications of this are for federal employees.

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5 Workforce Executive Orders President-Elect Biden Should Cancel On January 20, 2021

November 12, 2020 8:54 AM

The author lists five executive orders enacted by President Trump that he says should be canceled by President-elect Biden.

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Schedule F Must Have a Stake Driven Through its Heart

November 3, 2020 4:23 PM

The author opposes recent efforts to create a new class of federal employees and says that more must be done to ensure it cannot be attempted again in the future.

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Executive Order Obliterating Civil Service Protections Gets an ‘F’

October 28, 2020 2:22 PM

The author says there are a number of inherent problems with the recent Executive Order that creates a new class of federal employees.

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White House Drops an F Bomb on the Career Civil Service

October 23, 2020 11:41 AM , Updated October 26, 2020 8:26 AM

A recent Executive Order creates a new category of federal employees, but is it legal? The author provides an analysis.

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Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

September 11, 2020 10:52 AM
Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

The author shares his analysis of proposed recommendations for reforming the Office of Personnel Management under a new administration.

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How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight

August 11, 2020 10:10 AM
How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight

Does racism exist in federal human resources practices? The author shares his thoughts and experience on the matter.

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Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

July 7, 2020 4:39 PM
Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

Will the recent executive order on federal hiring qualifications make a difference? The author provides an analysis.

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Will the Pandemic Trigger the Long-Predicted Retirement Wave?

June 8, 2020 1:42 PM

How likely is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to trigger a wave of new retirements from the federal workforce?

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Public Servants or Political Footballs?

May 5, 2020 9:01 AM , Updated May 14, 2020 9:43 AM

In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, the author highlights the accomplishments of “unelected scientists” amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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