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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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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From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

By on August 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

How might artificial intelligence replace some HR functions? The author explores the possibilities.

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Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

By on August 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

How likely is artificial intelligence technology to replace federal employees?

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

By on August 1, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

By on July 17, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

An appeals court recently overturned a decision on several executive orders impacting labor relations. What happens now?

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