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Strategies for managers under CRs

John Buckner
Federal News Radio

Federal managers are taking on the workload and stress of yet another continuing resolution. However, there are some tips that could help keep the workplace moving and prepare managers for a potential long-term budget.

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, gave the Federal Drive five strategies federal managers can implement to deal with the CRs.

“The fact of the matter is, federal managers, in particular, have a responsibility to manage and plan even under difficult circumstances and certainly a continuing resolution classifies as a difficult circumstance,” said Palguta.

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Tip 1: Don’t limit your planning to one budget scenario

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“It’s extra work for a manager to be sure, but I think you have to start doing something proactive and you have to start figuring out under each scenario what are the things we can do now while we wait for the final word,” said Palguta.

Tip 2: Confront the facts

Palguta said as a manager you should identify the worst case scenario and go from there. He added,