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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Doubt That Feds Do Great Work? Here Is Proof They Do

By on July 14, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Sammies finalists have been announced, and you can even vote for your favorite nominee.

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What You Should Know (and Do) If Your Agency is Downsizing

By on July 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What You Should Know (and Do) If Your Agency is Downsizing

If your agency is downsizing, there are important things you should know. The author provides answers to some common questions about a RIF, VERA, and VSIP.

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Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

By on June 27, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

Legislation intended to improve morale at DHS is advancing in Congress. How likely is it that the bill can truly have a positive impact on employee welfare?

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Where is the Federal Workforce, and Why Does That Matter?

By on June 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Where is the Federal Workforce, and Why Does That Matter?

Federal employees are located in every state. The author says this can be a benefit to help stave off potential layoffs within the federal workforce.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

The Senate has passed the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The author provides a summary and analysis of the bill.

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6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

By on June 4, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

Presidential transitions can be a time of great disruption for the federal workforce. The author provides some tips to make the process easier for federal employees.

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‘Let Us Gather Around Their Sacred Remains’

By on May 28, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
‘Let Us Gather Around Their Sacred Remains’

The author reflects on the Memorial Day holiday, its history, and why it is important to remember that it is much more than just the kick off of summer.

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Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

By on May 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

Are federal employees overpaid or underpaid relative to the private sector? The author says the answer is not as simple as answering this one question.

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Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

By on May 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Would the Federal Supervisor Training Act Make a Difference?

The Federal Supervisor Training Act is likely to be reintroduced. The author looks at what is in the bill and how it could be improved.

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Is There Still a Hiring Freeze?

By on May 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is There Still a Hiring Freeze?

The recent hiring freeze was recently lifted, but agencies have yet to reengage significant hiring. The author explains why this may be happening.

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