Federal Insights

  • Hiring and Compensation

    Although President Donald Trump’s skinny budget failed to mention a pay raise for federal employees, a 1.9 percent pay hike may be in the works.

  • Conversation with author Rodney Scott

    Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?

  • It’s all about the budget

    In one of the busiest weeks yet, the Trump administration gave Congress two budget proposals to debate.

  • Conversation with author Justin Bullock

    How can risk management strategies reduce operational risk? How has the US Department of Labor employed risk management strategies to reduce improper payments in its Unemployment Insurance program? Join Michael Keegan next week as he explores these questions and more with Prof Justin Bullock, co-author of the IBM Center report, Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • The future of risk management

    We’ll all be hearing more in the next few years about risk management, compliance and governance. The Government Accountability Office puts out the Green Book, containing standards for financial control in federal accounting.

  • Profile in Leadership: VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin

    Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shuklin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.