The 2017 Defense Authorization Act recently passed by the Senate includes a provision that places some limits on veteran preference. The author analyzes the bill in detail and discusses whether or not it would be good for veterans’ preference.
The author says that agencies need a complete reworking of the performance appraisal process.
OPM is looking for a new Chief Information Officer. That raises the question – Is it a job worth having?
The author says that hiring managers have a crucial role in the hiring process. However, he says problems arise because many of them assume that everything but the selection is the job of human resources.
The author analyses historical data to determine whether or not human resources offices within the federal government are shrinking.
This week is Public Service Recognition Week, and in the spirit of the occasion, the author gives thanks to federal agencies and their employees for their service.
The author, who spent the majority of his federal career in human resources, says that the system is generally broken. He explains why.
The author says that he thinks civil service reform has moved from “nice to have” to a national imperative and says the next president must make it a top priority.
The author outlines seven basic principles that he says have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free from political influence.
An overwhelming number of lawmakers rode into the Capitol on unicorns today to offer their unwavering support for the federal workforce with a proposal to give federal employees a 25% pay raise.