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.

Website  •  Contact

Is Pay for Performance Coming?

By on April 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is Pay for Performance Coming?

Is pay for performance coming anytime soon to government? The author is doubtful despite saying that he thinks such a system could work if done correctly.

Continue Reading »

Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

By on April 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Look at the Different Worlds of Federal Workers

Life is not the same for federal employees in DC versus the rest of the country. The author analyzes some of the key differences.

Continue Reading »

Being a Fed in DC is Not The Same as the Rest of the Country

By on April 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Being a Fed in DC is Not The Same as the Rest of the Country

There are significant differences in being a federal employee in DC versus another part of the country, and this has an impact on pay.

Continue Reading »

When is it Too Late for a Career Change? Maybe Never

By on April 2, 2018 in Leadership with 0 Comments
When is it Too Late for a Career Change? Maybe Never

If you are midway through your federal career, is it too late for you to make a change? The author says not only is it not too late, it could be good for you.

Continue Reading »

President’s Management Agenda Addresses Key Civil Service Issues

By on March 27, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
President’s Management Agenda Addresses Key Civil Service Issues

The author says that the President’s Management Agenda is a great start to modernizing government. He highlights some of the key points.

Continue Reading »

What Happens When Political Appointees Circle the Wagons?

By on March 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When Political Appointees Circle the Wagons?

The author says that infighting among political appointees is not unusual, however, he says it can lead to challenges to accomplishing the mission.

Continue Reading »

Is the Administration’s Pace of Political Appointments a Problem or an Opportunity?

By on March 8, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is the Administration’s Pace of Political Appointments a Problem or an Opportunity?

Is having fewer political appointees a good thing? The author looks at different viewpoints in response to the question.

Continue Reading »

Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

By on March 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

The author says that in order to find the right people for jobs in government, it will take more than just reforming federal hiring and pay.

Continue Reading »

White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

By on February 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says missed the mark.

Continue Reading »

White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

By on February 15, 2018 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says are correct.

Continue Reading »

Contact Jeff Neal

Top