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Former chief human capital officer expects tension with development of telework policies

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has new guidance for agency leaders to develop flexible telework policies. OPM recommends managers make most telework decisions based on job function and not managerial preference. Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and now author of, said he thinks there will […]


Former chief human capital officer says federal employee survey results are skewed

The new numbers from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show employees who telework are more engaged than employees who do not. Many of the survey numbers improved even though the government was working through a pandemic. Jeffrey Neal, Former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said chief human capital officers should […]


Federal agencies will need to adjust return-to-work plans as they go, says human capital expert

Federal agencies have coronavirus hiring authorities from the Office of Personnel Management through the rest of this year. That authority lets agencies hire employees to work on the pandemic response and serve terms up to two years. Jeffrey Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said as more people get […]


“Burrowing in” at government agencies

Jeffrey Neal, Author of, discusses potential issues surrounding former political appointees in the federal workforce


NAPA Fellows’ draft executive order to modernize the public service

Jeff Neal, Author of, discusses recommendations for federal workforce executive orders in the Biden administration


Reforming federal hiring practices

Jeffrey Neal, Author of, provides his take on the Office of Personnel Management’s new list of government jobs with education requirements


Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace

Jeffrey Neal, Author of, makes suggestions for promoting diversity in the workforce by changing federal hiring practices that could be discriminatory

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