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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HR – The $5 Billion Question

By on October 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
HR – The $5 Billion Question

How many HR offices does an agency really need? The author looks at HR from a cost savings perspective.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Many Federal Workers?

By on October 4, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

What are the implications of the growing use of artificial intelligence for the federal workforce? The author offers an in-depth analysis.

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Can Your Agency Force You to Relocate?

By on October 1, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Your Agency Force You to Relocate?

Can the government force you to relocate or risk losing your job? This is what federal employees can reasonably expect.

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3 Reasons Why Agencies Should Not Settle Cases

By on September 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
3 Reasons Why Agencies Should Not Settle Cases

Settlement agreements can make sense for agencies, but they can also create problems. Here are three reasons why they can be bad.

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5 Reasons Settlement Agreements Can Be A Good Idea

By on September 17, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
5 Reasons Settlement Agreements Can Be A Good Idea

Why would an agency consider entering into a settlement agreement? The author lists five reasons when they would make sense.

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Federal Pay – Primum Non Nocere

By on September 13, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Pay – Primum Non Nocere

When it comes to considering a pay raise for federal employees next year, the author says that he believes the best approach is to “first, do no harm.”

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Would You Recommend the Government as an Employer?

By on September 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would You Recommend the Government as an Employer?

Would you consider the federal government to be a model employer? The author lists pros and cons of being a federal employee and asks for readers’ input.

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Should We Kill FERS?

By on September 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should We Kill FERS?

Pension plans are becoming less common in the private sector. Should the government follow suit? The author discusses the situation.

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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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