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...

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....

Workforce Reform: Where We’ve Been — Where We’re Going

This event will take place on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM. REGISTER NOWFrom the desk of OPM HR Solutions: It has been six months since OPM HR Solutions convened a panel to discuss...

Imagine the Possibilities of Real HR Reform

Most discussions about improving federal personnel management turn to civil service reform, employee engagement, performance management, FEVS scores, workforce planning, and strategic partnering....

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...

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...

Making Trump’s Government Reforms Stick

Under President Trump’s Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch, all agencies are to submit reform plans by the end of this week. The administration’s aim is...