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...

COE Brings Together Federal Stakeholders to Gain Momentum on Civil Service Reform

Washington (June 21, 2019) - This week, The Center for Organizational Excellence Inc. (COE) hosted Rebecca Hunter to discuss human resources innovation at a series of Civil Service Reform...

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...

Being an Auditor vs. Being an Auditee

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Eric Stewart and Dr. Paul Eder. Government audits always have two major players who enter the project with...

Stop Complaining About Federal Hiring and Fix it

It’s not an insurmountable problem. As I walk the halls of many agencies the two biggest complaints I hear are: “It takes too long to hire people” and “I can’t get top talent.” In...

COE Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices

Recipient of the 'When Work Works' Award — 6 years in a row!Rockville, MD (November 8, 2018) – The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) has been honored with a 2018 When Work Works...

COE Awarded Contract for DOI, NPS, and W&I Functional Performance Review

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc (COE) announced today a contract award from the Department of Interior (DOI), National Park Service (NPS), Workforce and Inclusion (W&I) to conduct a...

Being a Federal Employee, Simplified

For years I have read articles, listened to the pundits and politicians, and overheard many water cooler conversations about the lack of performance and accountability in federal agencies, the poor...

How Sharing Could Accelerate Reform

Active best practice sharing across government makes things better, faster, and cheaper.You know the old adage, you learned how to share in kindergarten and this skill should carry you through life....