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...

Change Management

Your Mission: Question Everything

For anyone over the age of 40, the word “mission” cannot help but conjure up images of rockets, moon landings and brave astronauts. As President John F. Kennedy said in his famous speech at Rice...

An Overview of HCaTS: A Government-wide IDIQ

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc., (COE), provides federal agencies with customized training and development, human capital strategy and organizational performance improvement solutions...

Why Do We Sometimes Insulate Ourselves from the Truth?

It’s an interesting phenomenon we observe during this election season, the adoration of a candidate or perhaps unrelenting allegiance regardless of their position or their truthfulness on an issue....

Engagement Success

COE uses the term "partnership" when talking about our working relationships, because the most successful engagements are true collaborations, complete with mutual trust and respect. In order to...

Performance Improvement Begins with Change

Change management is critical today given the immense transformations occurring in regulatory compliance, technology, the workforce, global economics and more. As federal agencies work to keep up with...