Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal is author of the blog 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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Bigger Is Not Better For OPM

August 3, 2015 3:58 PM

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?

July 26, 2015 10:56 AM
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?

June 5, 2015 4:18 PM

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

February 19, 2014 2:45 PM

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

February 17, 2014 12:17 PM

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?

February 12, 2014 2:38 PM

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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