Three Ways to Get Closer to Civil Service Reform

The former Tennessee Commissioner of Human Resources gives tips to achieving large-scale change Civil service reform is not a new concept. Federal government stakeholders across the country have...

GAO Reviews: Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication

Government programs are created and implemented for various reasons. These programs are usually managed by a Federal department or specific agency or by more than one agency in the case of cross...

If I Were President…

*Click here to download the PDF of this article* “We in America do not have government by the majority — we have government by the majority who participate... All tyranny needs to gain a foothold...

Modernization Initiatives in Government

Technology has been a big game changer in people’s lifestyle. It just not moves the world around a cycle of industrialization and mass production of new items and services, but also constantly have...

OPEN Government Data Act

A new year has started with changes in legislation as new bills have been reviewed at both the Senate and House level. As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, it is important...

What Federal HR Could Learn from Tennessee’s Reforms

I recently visited the state of Tennessee to review its award-winning human resources function and training program and the reforms state officials have made over a five-year period. I took a federal...

Tips to Help Non-Technology Auditors Manage Technology Audits in Government

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Eric Stewart and Roberto Calderon. In today’s technology-heavy world, working “outside of your area or...

Using New Technology on Government Audits

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon, Lyn McGee, Eric Stewart and Dr. Paul Eder. It is almost 2019, with less than two weeks to...

Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

This article was written by Andrew Wagner, Web & Video Editor of Government Matters on WJLA-TV. You may also view the original version of this article at govmatters.tv. The results...

A Novel Concept for Fiscal Reform

A Call for a National Summit Without fiscal reform, our demise may be certain. While I am not an economist (my expertise lies in organizational effectiveness), I know many factors contribute to...