Ron Sanders

  • How COOs are indispensable to management agendas

    These COOs frequently occupy deputy secretary positions that require Senate confirmation, many of which are vacant in the current administration. But it’s the people occupying these offices that are best positioned to make real changes in the way agencies perform their missions.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman & Ron Sanders: Introducing deputies for federal agency modernization

    Mallory Barg Bulman and Ron Sanders joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the results of a joint study between the Partnership of Public Service and Booz Allen looking at what should happen when deputies are appointed to federal agencies.

  • SES modernization plan should include risks, on and off ramps, roles for millennials

    The senior executive service faces an unprecedented time where criticism is rampant, the environment is fast-paced and the retirement bubble teeters on popping.

  • Worry more about attrition, not the 90-day hiring freeze, human capital experts say

    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.

  • Feds on the fence about retirement plans following election

    Retirement-eligible federal employees are largely split over whether the upcoming presidential transition will impact their decisions to retire. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey found roughly 35 percent of respondents say the transition won’t play a role in their decisions, but 18 percent say they’re not sure.

  • Presidential transition could bring ‘significant turnover’ of career SES

    The National Academy of Public Administration has been holding panel discussions to come up with ideas for the next administration to hit the ground running.

  • Ron Sanders: Pain-free innovation for agencies

    It may be another 9 months until the football season returns, but federal managers have another team sport they can play in the meantime. It’s called innovation. Yes, innovation is not a contact but a contract sport at least according to the Partnership for Public Service. Ron Sanders, principal author of the new study on how agencies can team up with industry and academia, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how you can play without getting hurt.

  • Prepping today’s talent for upcoming threats

    Derrick T. Dortch talks to Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former associate director of National Intelligence and the first Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community. October 16, 2015

  • Federal News Countdown: Chinese President visits, DoD seeks pay changes

    Sharon Burke, senior adviser at the New America Foundation, and Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton, count down the week’s top stories with Francis Rose.

  • Tiny White House leadership program targets government’s biggest challenges

    The White House is launching a leadership development program so small the participants could easily fit around a single conference table. Yet if successful, they could revolutionize the way the government tackles its most complex problems.

  • Federal News Countdown: Obama budget, ‘Wild West’ Internet

    Jim Carafano, director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, count down the week’s top federal headlines with Francis Rose.

  • Fixing the SES: ‘This used to be an honor. Now it’s a joke.’

    Fewer than half of the Senior Executive Service members who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio online survey say they would join today. The survey results were even more dim for federal employees at the GS-15 and GS-14 ranks. In the first of our four-part special report, Fixing the SES, we examine how current senior execs feel about the SES, and what they believe is right and wrong with the service.

  • Robert Hale and Ron Sanders, Booz Allen Hamilton

    President Barack Obama announced three major initiatives today to boost the Senior Executive Service. It’s the latest in a long line of initiatives and research on improving the SES. Booz Allen and the Partnership for Public Service have proposed reforms to the SES. Booz Allen’s Ron Sanders — former Chief Human Capital Officer for the intelligence community — and Bob Hale — former Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) — talked about those SES reform recommendations on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Former officials seek new course for SES

    Former government officials are diving into the debate over the future of the Senior Executive Service by drafting a blueprint for reform.

  • Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The Senior Executive Service is 35-years old, and yet it’s never really worked the way it was intended. It didn’t develop into the mobile cadre of managers who move from agency to agency. The Brookings Institution and Booz Allen Hamilton are holding a brainstorming session today with government leaders to discuss whether, and how, the SES should change. Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp spoke with two of the organizers, Ron Sanders and Bob Hale of Booz Allen on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Sanders says the SES has come under a lot of stress and scrutiny of late, making now the right time for change.