OPM Can Lead the Transformation of Government

The Office of Personnel Management has a rare opportunity to lead government transformation. For those who would argue that OPM has been overly focused on the transactional elements of traditional...

The Top 10 Silent Killers of Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Trump administration’s government reform initiative has gone quiet in the past few months. Apparently, the White House is incorporating these plans into the administration’s fiscal 2019 budget...

What Does True Government Transformation Look Like?

Transformation is about an organization or program moving from one state of being to another. It implies a significant and disruptive change that is necessary when an organization shifts its...

Reform Should Focus on Workforce Alignment, Not On Staffing Cuts

Federal employees are the primary drivers for how government work gets done, decisions get made, and values are upheld. Maintaining a high performing workforce with the right skills and of the right...

4 Quadrants of Quality

To guide our service to our clients, COE focuses on our 4 Quadrants of Quality-our internal framework for delivering the best value to each client. In each of the four areas: Client Relations,...

The Five Attributes of COE Citizenship

In our pursuit for excellence, there are five (5) core attributes that make up the COE Citizen. These elements help drive our corporate culture, interactions with each other, and our relationships...

Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the FederalTimes homepage—talks about their expert opinions on what it will take to see real transformation...

How Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government Could Work

On March 13, President Trump issued an executive order for a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch. It calls for the OMB director and agency heads to develop plans for improving the...