Jeff Neal

  • New CHCO Announced for DHS

    There’s a new Chief Human Capital Officer on the job at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • GAO’s John Needham on smooth insourcing

    Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management shares ideas to implement OMB insourcing guidelines.

  • Senator hopes to bridge feds foreign language gap

    A Senate panel probes the government’s continued foreign language deficiencies. The Government Accountability Office finds limited progress across several agencies. DHS and DoD are taking steps to increase the number of employees with foreign language skills.

  • CHCOs say hiring specialists need new skills

    By Max Cacas Reporter Federal News Radio Every day, federal chief human capital officers strive to fulfill President Obama’s goal of a “first class federal workforce.” But increasingly, as a new report from the Partnership…

  • Mission and merit systems collide in HR

    A recent survey of chief human capital officers reveals some shortcomings and frustrations in the relationship between CHCOs and the Office of Personnel Management. But two veteran federal HR experts said such a tension is natural and even healthy. And a top OPM leader talks about an initiative to resolve concerns over the shortcomings of training on the part of the HR workforce and their ability to assist in hiring reforms.

  • Labor-management forums in need of some clarity

    Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama’s executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.

  • USAJobs 3.0 glitches part of ‘growing pains’

    Jeff Neal, the former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, said the glitches are not structural and are ”growing pains” in standing up a large and complex system.

  • What causes ‘leadership deficit’ at agencies?

    Two former federal human-capital experts joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a for a conversation about leadership and management at federal agencies: Jeff Neal, former CHCO at the Homeland Security Department, now a senior vice president at ICF International; and Ron Sanders, the first CHCO of the Intelligence Community, who’s now a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton.

  • Federal News Countdown: GOP platform, FEMA funding and sequestration

    Jeff Neal, the senior vice president president at ICF International, and Rob Burton, a partner with Venable law firm, count down the top federal news story of the week.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Nov. 26, 2012

    Randy Williamson, director of health care Issues at GAO, talks about the progress being made at Walter Reed Medical Center. Blogger Tom Cochran shares trivia about some government buildings in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jacques Gansler discusses a new master’s degree program focusing on federal acquisition and contracting. Jeff Neal of ICF International discusses the results of the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey. Christi Grimm of the Inspector General’s Office talks about mispayments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation discusses open data from the federal government.