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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Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

September 9, 2019 3:10 PM , Updated September 23, 2019 8:28 AM
Elections and Federal Workers: The Good and the Bad

What implications does an election year have for federal employees? As the author notes, there are pros and cons.

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Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

September 3, 2019 8:17 AM , Updated September 16, 2019 2:21 PM
Can the Civil Service Be Broken?

Recent events beg the question of whether or not the civil service can be broken. The author provides a detailed analysis.

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From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

August 26, 2019 11:53 AM , Updated September 5, 2019 9:36 AM
From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

How might artificial intelligence replace some HR functions? The author explores the possibilities.

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Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

August 8, 2019 11:37 AM , Updated August 20, 2019 7:28 AM
Artificial Intelligence Is More Than a Tool, It May Be Your Replacement

How likely is artificial intelligence technology to replace federal employees?

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

August 1, 2019 12:47 PM , Updated August 13, 2019 9:57 AM

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

July 17, 2019 3:44 PM , Updated July 30, 2019 8:13 AM
Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

An appeals court recently overturned a decision on several executive orders impacting labor relations. What happens now?

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Is it Time to Leave Government?

July 15, 2019 3:25 PM , Updated July 25, 2019 12:02 PM
Is it Time to Leave Government?

Is now a good time to leave your government job? The author says the answer depends on many things.

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Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

July 8, 2019 10:44 AM , Updated July 22, 2019 5:59 PM
Background Investigations Are Moving From OPM To DoD – What Happens Next Will Make Or Break Them

The author says there are some important best practices that should be followed in moving background investigations to DoD.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

July 1, 2019 2:40 PM , Updated July 14, 2019 5:30 PM
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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Another Shutdown? Now Is The Time For Congress To Act To Protect Federal Workers And Contractors

June 25, 2019 1:39 PM , Updated July 8, 2019 3:32 PM

The author says that provisions of several bills that have been introduced should be enacted to help avoid government shutdowns.

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