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Best practices can improve retention of veterans in government positions, says NAPA president

Veterans make up about 31% of the federal workforce, which has not changed since 2014. The Interagency Veterans Advisory Council hopes to boost that number while tackling issues of retention and attrition. Terry Gerton, president and chief executive officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, said organizations can use best practices to incentivize veterans […]

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Covid-19 prompted establishment of center for federal, state and local government coordination

In 2020 and 2021, Congress allocated Covid relief packages totaling $4 trillion, the largest economic stimulus in United States history. Dealing with the unprecedented health and economic crisis of the pandemic required coordination among multiple federal agencies and with state, local and tribal governments. The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has established a new […]

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Initial signs positive for future of Chief Human Capital Officers Council, management expert says

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will take back control of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council. It’s another nail in the coffin for the merger between OPM and the General Services Administration. Terry Gerton, president and chief executive officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, said the change could be motivational for […]

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New executive order seeks to address the undervaluing of climate change risks

A new executive order on climate change risks includes action items and deadlines for federal agencies. Terry Gerton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, said the executive order suggests that potential risks from climate change and rewards for investing in climate mitigation strategies are undervalued. Gerton said the executive […]

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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 […]

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Appropriations infusion could revolutionize Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management has a new list of recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration. Some former officials say there is a risk those recommendations could get lost in the shuffle. Former OPM Director Janice Lachance said NAPA’s recommendation to transition the agency from a fee-for-service organization to an appropriated organization would […]

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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 […]

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