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 Federal Government’s Employer Brand Is In Trouble

By on March 3, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Federal Government’s Employer Brand Is In Trouble

The author says the government’s employer brand should be great, but it is not, and this in turn hampers its efforts to bring in new talent.

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Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

By on February 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Public Service is Not a Regular Job

The author says that working as a federal employee is very different from other kinds of jobs.

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Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

By on February 12, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

An agreement has been reached in principle to avoid another shutdown. The author analyzes possible outcomes and implications for federal employees.

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The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

By on February 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

Could another shutdown be the event that sparks a retirement tsunami? The author explains a potential problem he sees looming.

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An Open Letter to Federal Workers

By on January 30, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
An Open Letter to Federal Workers

Federal employees likely have a lot on their minds after the shutdown. The author offers both his thanks and some career advice to consider.

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The Shameful Shutdown

By on January 24, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shameful Shutdown

The author provides several examples of why he says the longest government shutdown in history is shameful.

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Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

The author says that without more dire consequences from shutdowns, it is unlikely that any lessons will be learned from them.

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When Back Pay Is Not Good Enough

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
When Back Pay Is Not Good Enough

The author says that even though Congress can and should guarantee back pay for federal employees, it is not enough by itself.

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Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

By on January 8, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

Should you be worried about the shutdown lasting for a year? The author provides examples of possible consequences if that were to happen.

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Shutdown Winners and Losers

By on December 27, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown Winners and Losers

The author analyzes who wins and who loses during the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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