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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Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

By on August 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions designed to make it easier for agencies to hire. Will it make a difference?

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Government Will Spend Billions in the Next 2 Months — Here Are 3 Places They Should Spend It

By on August 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Government Will Spend Billions in the Next 2 Months — Here Are 3 Places They Should Spend It

Agencies are rushing to spend money as the end of the fiscal year draws near. The author says there are beneficial ways the spending can be done.

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The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

By on August 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

Many arguments support the idea of a single civil service system, however, the author says this is not ultimately what is best for federal human resources.

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For Real HR Transformation, Begin with the Customer

By on July 31, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
For Real HR Transformation, Begin with the Customer

The author says that the challenge that he believes is most critical for federal HR is the citizen/customer experience.

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The Shrinking Federal Workforce

By on July 23, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Shrinking Federal Workforce

Are agencies hiring at levels consistent with their budgets? The author provides some numbers.

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The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

By on July 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.

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Another Approach For Refocusing OPM

By on June 26, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Another Approach For Refocusing OPM

The author suggests other options for reforming OPM that might work better than what have recently been proposed.

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Abolish OPM? What The Administration’s Proposal Would Do

By on June 25, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Abolish OPM? What The Administration’s Proposal Would Do

What does the administration’s proposal for agency reorganization mean for OPM? The author provides an analysis.

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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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