Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal is a senior vice president for ICF and founder of the blog, 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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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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Should We Replace the General Schedule?

By on February 12, 2014 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

More than 1.4 million employees are covered by the General Schedule. Another 30K are covered by pay plans that tie their pay directly to GS rates. Should the GS system be replaced?

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