The Office of Personnel Management released a new guidebook on how agencies should begin preparing for workforce reshaping efforts. It also updated key documents on issuing administrative furloughs. Both guides are designed to help agency heads implement possible reductions in force or furloughs so that they comply with the law and do the least damage.
On the face of it, the “2 for 1” rule — repealing two regulations for each new regulation — is both clear and significant. But how do we count “regulations?”
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS, tells agencies they need to be planning today for a significant reduction in Fiscal 2018.
How can agencies achieve greater innovation while navigating the inherent conflict between individual and organizational personality types that may work to limit innovation potential?
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, says there is no painless way to dramatically shrink an organization.
Given the Defense secretary’s reputation for being a no-nonsense leader, everyone in the DoD management establishment should take this directive very seriously.
Failure to deal with poor performers and complaints about pay-for-performance programs remind us all how much virtually everyone hates the performance evaluation process, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.
We are hearing from senators and representatives on both sides of the aisle that they are interested in civil service reform. So, the big question is what reform looks like.
President Trump’s plan to grow some agencies may interfere with his promise to shrink the overall federal workforce.
New hiring freeze guidance from OMB and OPM answers many of the questions agencies and employees have about the freeze, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.
Jeff Neal, the former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, breaks down the Pentagon’s recently released new rules for reduction in force.
Thus far, President Donald Trump’s promise to reduce the size of the federal workforce only involves attrition, not layoffs. But if things escalate to actual reductions in force, Pentagon employees with poor performance ratings will be the first to go.
President Trump’s memo on the federal hiring freeze answers a number of questions, but the language of the memo also raises some questions, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.
President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze memo leaves plenty of room for agency interpretation, human capital experts say. Specifically, it lets agencies ask for exemptions to the short term hiring freeze, until the Office of Management and Budget develops a plan to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition. That concept, experts say, should worry agencies more than a 90-day freeze.
Most people expect a raise when they get a promotion. But for some feds in 2017, thanks to salary compression, that’s not the case.