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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OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

By on September 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

By on September 3, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

Recent events beg the question of whether or not the civil service can be broken. The author provides a detailed analysis.

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From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

By on August 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

How might artificial intelligence replace some HR functions? The author explores the possibilities.

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Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

By on August 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

How likely is artificial intelligence technology to replace federal employees?

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

By on August 1, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

By on July 17, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

An appeals court recently overturned a decision on several executive orders impacting labor relations. What happens now?

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Is it Time to Leave Government?

By on July 15, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Leave Government?

Is now a good time to leave your government job? The author says the answer depends on many things.

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Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

By on July 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

The author says there are some important best practices that should be followed in moving background investigations to DoD.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

By on July 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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