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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Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

December 15, 2019 7:43 AM , Updated December 30, 2019 1:31 PM
Reflections on 41 Years in and Around Government

The author reflects on lessons learned from a long and successful career with both the government and private sector.

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Why You Should Care About the Grand Challenges in Public Administration

December 12, 2019 11:52 AM

NAPA has identified Grand Challenges for public administration. The author explains their significance.

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Is Telework on the Way Out?

November 19, 2019 4:14 PM , Updated December 3, 2019 12:01 PM
Is Telework on the Way Out?

Some leaders see telework as a great benefit that leads to more productivity; others think it just creates problems. Which view is correct?

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Move Agency Headquarters Out of DC? Only if You Want Them to Fail

November 4, 2019 1:20 PM , Updated November 15, 2019 4:17 PM
Move Agency Headquarters Out of DC? Only if You Want Them to Fail

The author says that typical arguments in favor of relocating agencies outside of DC generally do not pass muster.

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The Oath of Office and What it Means

October 31, 2019 11:59 AM , Updated November 11, 2019 6:33 PM

What does the oath of office taken by federal employees mean? The author shares his thoughts.

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Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

October 23, 2019 3:11 PM , Updated November 5, 2019 11:35 AM
Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

The author says that the trends in government’s HR policies add up to a lot of risk in its ability to compete for talent as it deals with an aging workforce.

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It’s Time for a Cabinet Level Management Department

October 16, 2019 10:57 AM , Updated October 30, 2019 6:33 PM
It’s Time for a Cabinet Level Management Department

The author says it is time to put a department in place to focus on management in government.

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Job Stress Getting to You? You Are Not Alone

October 7, 2019 3:27 PM , Updated January 5, 2020 9:31 AM
Job Stress Getting to You? You Are Not Alone

Federal employees often face stress in their jobs. These are some of the ways agencies help their employees to manage it.

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Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

September 24, 2019 12:42 PM , Updated October 5, 2019 1:34 PM
Reskilling And Upskilling Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Agencies and Employees

The author talks about “Reskilling” and “Upskilling” and what this means for federal agencies and their employees.

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

September 18, 2019 12:58 PM , Updated October 1, 2019 1:55 PM
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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