Workforce Matters

Factors for federal workers to consider when offered a ‘buyout’

Factors for federal workers to consider when offered a ‘buyout’

Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF, breaks down the pros and cons of taking buyouts, as they start being...
Honoring Public Service Recognition Week

Honoring Public Service Recognition Week

Max Stier, president and CEO at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses this years’ Service to America Medal nominees, as...
State Department braces for major restructuring

State Department braces for major restructuring

Ambassador Ronald Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, discusses how the Trump Administration’s executive order on agency restructuring...
TSP executive director leaving after 10 years in the role

TSP executive director leaving after 10 years in the role

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses the departure of the TSP’s executive director, as well...
Trump administration’s management agenda takes shape

Trump administration’s management agenda takes shape

Dan Tangherlini, president of SeamlessDocs Federal and former administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses the details of the initial management...
Impact of “Buy American” executive order on industry

Impact of “Buy American” executive order on industry

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell & Moring, discusses the impact of the White House’s “Buy American” executive order on agencies...
Guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries

Guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the responsibilities and priorities...
Consequences of an abundance of acting agency CIOs

Consequences of an abundance of acting agency CIOs

Frank Baitman, an advisory fellow at Cisco Systems, and Alan Balutis, senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco Systems, discuss the high...
OMB memo calls for long-term workforce reductions

OMB memo calls for long-term workforce reductions

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent for the Government Executive Media Group, discussed OMB’s call for agency reform plans and the impact...
Reviewing the history of change management in government

Reviewing the history of change management in government

The government-wide hiring freeze instituted by the Trump administration in January is over. Office of Management and Budget director Mick...
Agencies deal with federal hiring freeze

Agencies deal with federal hiring freeze

Federal workplace expert Mika Cross discusses how agency leaders can focus on future workforce planning and talent management if the federal...
Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

A hiring freeze President Donald Trump instituted by executive memorandum in January will end Wednesday, as part of the Trump...
OPM issues ‘Workforce Reshaping Operations Handbook’

OPM issues ‘Workforce Reshaping Operations Handbook’

Jeri Buchholz, former chief human capital officer at NASA, discusses the new guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management,...
Challenges facing women veterans

Challenges facing women veterans

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Government Matters sat down with two government officials working to expand resources...
Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the Thrift Savings Plan’s update on...
Federal workforce bracing for expected changes

Federal workforce bracing for expected changes

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses how the executive order on agency...
Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ poised to get some meat on its bones

Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ poised to get some meat on its bones

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the possible implications of the Trump administration’s budget proposal for the...
Looking at federal agencies by mission

Looking at federal agencies by mission

Tom Fox, vice president for leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the latest breakout from their...
Thrift Savings Plan gets FISMA audit

Thrift Savings Plan gets FISMA audit

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses the results of the FISMA audit of the...
The future of civil service reform

The future of civil service reform

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
Building out the future federal I.T. workforce

Building out the future federal I.T. workforce

Joyce Hunter, former deputy CIO for policy and planning at the Department of Agriculture, discusses how agencies can recruit and...
Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, discusses the top agency accomplishments of 2016 for government customer experience.
White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the agency reorganization executive order being prepared by the White House.
Future of civil service reform

Future of civil service reform

Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the future of civil service reform.