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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Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

By on June 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senate Version of National Defense Authorization Act Offers Reforms

The author summarizes reforms from the 2019 NDAA that will be of most interest to federal employees.

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Will Executive Orders Change Collective Bargaining?

By on June 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Will Executive Orders Change Collective Bargaining?

The author analyzes the two recent executive orders on federal employee unions and discusses on how they may impact civil service reform.

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(Not) the Merit System Principles

By on June 5, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
(Not) the Merit System Principles

The author says the merit system has evolved into something that is not a merit system at all.

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What’s Really in Those New Executive Orders?

By on May 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Really in Those New Executive Orders?

Three new executive orders have the potential to impact the federal workforce. The author analyzes the details of one that streamlines removal procedures.

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Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

By on May 20, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Proposed Compensation Changes Help or Hurt Federal Hiring?

The author offers an analysis of the recent proposals to reduce retirement benefits as they relate to pay and recruiting.

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Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

By on May 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

The author says that planned closures of two FLRA offices have brought a disagreement to light that could have been avoided.

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Thank a Government Employee During PSRW

By on May 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Thank a Government Employee During PSRW

The author expresses his gratitude to federal employees in celebration of Public Service Recognition Week.

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What is a CHCO and Why Do We Have Them?

By on May 1, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is a CHCO and Why Do We Have Them?

Federal workers have likely heard of Chief Human Capital Officers, but may not know what they are and why they were created.

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Is Pay for Performance Coming?

By on April 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is Pay for Performance Coming?

Is pay for performance coming anytime soon to government? The author is doubtful despite saying that he thinks such a system could work if done correctly.

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Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

By on April 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

Life is not the same for federal employees in DC versus the rest of the country. The author analyzes some of the key differences.

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