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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Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

September 11, 2020 10:52 AM
Presidential Transition Notebook: Take Dismantling OPM Off the Table

The author shares his analysis of proposed recommendations for reforming the Office of Personnel Management under a new administration.

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How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight

August 11, 2020 10:10 AM
How Racism in HR Practices Hides in Plain Sight

Does racism exist in federal human resources practices? The author shares his thoughts and experience on the matter.

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Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

July 7, 2020 4:39 PM
Federal Hiring Executive Order – Big Deal or Not?

Will the recent executive order on federal hiring qualifications make a difference? The author provides an analysis.

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Will the Pandemic Trigger the Long-Predicted Retirement Wave?

June 8, 2020 1:42 PM
Will the Pandemic Trigger the Long-Predicted Retirement Wave?

How likely is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to trigger a wave of new retirements from the federal workforce?

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Public Servants or Political Footballs?

May 5, 2020 9:01 AM
Public Servants or Political Footballs?

In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, the author highlights the accomplishments of “unelected scientists” amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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More Telework? Absolutely. But Far More is Needed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 18, 2020 6:50 AM
More Telework? Absolutely. But Far More is Needed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The author says that telework is an important tool to combat the coronavirus, but it is not the only solution for agencies to consider.

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In God We Trust – But Who Else?

March 13, 2020 12:47 PM
In God We Trust – But Who Else?

Current data show Americans increasingly do not trust government. The author analyzes the situation.

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

February 11, 2020 3:48 PM
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

January 21, 2020 10:37 AM
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

December 15, 2019 7:43 AM
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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