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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Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

By on February 11, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

The author says that the intent of the Hatch Act may be sound, but it is depriving federal employees of their First Amendment rights.

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Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

By on January 21, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Layers of Problems Drive Morale Issues at the Department of Homeland Security

What drives morale in an agency? The author analyzes the situation at DHS.

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Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

By on December 15, 2019 in Leadership with 0 Comments
Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

The author reflects on lessons learned from a long and successful career with both the government and private sector.

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Why You Should Care About the Grand Challenges in Public Administration

By on December 12, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why You Should Care About the Grand Challenges in Public Administration

NAPA has identified Grand Challenges for public administration. The author explains their significance.

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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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