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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Do You Have To Lie To Get A Federal Job?

By on September 22, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do You Have To Lie To Get A Federal Job?

The author says that more prospective federal employees are lying on their job applications in order to get hired. He explains why he believes this is happening.

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Managing with Blinders On

By on September 13, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that the government keeps millions of job applications as well as volumes of other data regarding the human resources process. However, he says that these data are viewed primarily as “records” rather than data that could answer a lot of questions to help agencies better manage their workforces.

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Let's Kill The Performance Appraisal Process

By on August 30, 2015 in Current Events, Human Resources with 0 Comments

With businesses learning that traditional performance appraisal processes are bad for business, the author says that it is time to admit they are bad for government too. He explains his reasoning for this opinion and provides suggestions for improving the process.

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Does Having Unions in Government Make Sense?

By on August 27, 2015 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The author says that unions, like the people they represent, come in a lot of flavors. He describes some of his own experiences which highlight both the good and the bad when it comes to unions and also says that the right leadership in agencies and unions can be a force for real progress.

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Depriving Feds of Rights Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

By on August 11, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Depriving Feds of Rights Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.

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Bigger Is Not Better For OPM

By on August 3, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Thanks to the recent data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the kind of attention that most Federal agencies never want and has subsequently left many questioning the competency of agency staff and leaders and even wondering whether it should even exist. The author says he believes that OPM still has the potential to be the talent management agency the government needs.

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What’s Next for OPM?

By on July 26, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What’s Next for OPM?

The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.

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Can Government Compete for Cybersecurity and Digital Services Talent?

By on June 5, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

With recent hacking of federal government computers on a massive scale, it is apparent federal agencies are struggling to compete for talent in Cybersecurity and Digital Services. Is government going to be able to compete for this talent pool?

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Federal Employee News: Lies, Damned Lies And Headlines

By on February 19, 2014 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The author says that a lot of headlines about the pay of the federal workforce are intentionally misleading, and in some cases, outright falsehoods.

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Replacing The General Schedule: Some Facts

By on February 17, 2014 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The author says there are a number of good reasons to reform the General Schedule pay system. He offers some detail on why he believes this to be so.

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