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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The Story of a RIF

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The Story of a RIF

The author tells the story of a RIF he managed and what made it successful.

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Shut it Down (For Real)?

By on September 6, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shut it Down (For Real)?

Does the entire government really shutdown during a government shutdown? The author explains what really happens.

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Shutdown – There You Go Again

By on August 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Shutdown – There You Go Again

The last government shutdown cost the government roughly $24 billion and now the threat is looming again. Besides impacting federal employees, the author notes that many other businesses and services can also be affected.

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A Better Approach to SES Mobility

By on August 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
A Better Approach to SES Mobility

Involuntary moves are part of potential job duties of SES members. The author provides some suggestions on how to improve the mobility program.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

By on August 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is the Civil Service Unbreakable?

Can the will of federal employees be broken? The author provides his insight and analysis.

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Rethinking Position Classification

By on August 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Rethinking Position Classification

The author says that the position classification process in civil service is in need of reform.

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Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

By on July 24, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Should the Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?

Does the federal government fire enough people? The author lists crucial elements he says are necessary in a proper discipline process.

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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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