New book highlights possible way forward to change HR system
The Department of Homeland Security and the National Academy of Public Administration teamed up to create the document; NAPA has released a report about how they did.
A recent report from the National Academy of Public Administration says the principles behind the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System are sound.
Director John Berry has asked federal and private sector experts to come up with a formula to compare public and private sector salaries. He says the government has a perception problem that needs to be fixed. Two senators introduce provisions to freeze federal pay and the number of employees.
His goal: to settle once and for all the question of whether federal employees are overpaid compared to the private sector.
What makes one federal agency better than another in terms of worker contentment? One of Washington’s good government groups did some additional digging in the wake of the federal ”Best Places to Work” survey and found that better communication using social networking tools helped at least two agencies move up the list.
A bio of guest host Lena Trudeau of NAPA.
Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.
Host Francis Rose counts down the top federal news stories of the week with Lena Trudeau of the National Academy of Public Administration and Al Burman of Jefferson Consulting.
Federal hiring still takes too long and asks too much of applicants. But the agency hiring process is inching closer to mirroring the private sector. Officials, academics, analysts and union representatives agreed that agencies need to take the next steps to maintain progress.