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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Pandemic relief bill programs could negatively impact employee retention, says PBRB member

The latest pandemic relief bill gives federal employees up to 15 weeks of paid sick leave if they are affected by the virus, need to get a vaccine or are caring for someone who can’t care for themselves or for a child learning virtually. Terry Gerton, President and CEO of NAPA, said this will have […]


Transition will likely go on through the end of the year

Loren Dejonge Schulman, Vice President of Research at the Partnership for Public Service, and Terry Gerton, President and CEO of NAPA, discuss the timeline of the transition currently underway

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