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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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NAPA’s suggested “national investment board” would need White House endorsement

The Treasury Department has distributed $150 billion to counties and cities in 30 days as part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The National Academy of Public Administration has recommendations for agencies implementing programs with quick turnaround times effectively. NAPA President and CEO Terry Gerton said challenges for the agency include the large amount of money […]

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Former OPM Acting Director Michael Rigas agrees with many of NAPA’s recommendations

A review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is complete. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not have fixed problems at the agency. Former OPM Acting Director Michael […]

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Chief Human Capital Officers Council should be revitalized, says former OPM director

Merging the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration would not fix problems at the agency, according to a panel Congress commissioned. The NAPA report lists 23 new recommendations for OPM. Linda Springer, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the NAPA report made an important contribution by shifting the focus […]

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Spotlight: Space Force / DoD

The Space Force Spotlight is coming to Government Matters later this month, sponsored by Chenega. Space Force leaders will outline their initiatives and the work they are doing with DoD partners and industry to meet…

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