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...

Transforming Government from Congress to the Cubicle

This is not a book about national policy or legislative initiatives, it’s about the management practices and behaviors that need to take place to transform government and strengthen its capacity to...

Enterprise Human Resource Integration (EHRI) Data Warehouse Support for OPM

Client Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Services Enterprise Human Resource Integration Data Warehouse Support Year 2014 OPM’s Enterprise Human...

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...

5 Reasons Why Government Agencies Fail at Workforce Planning

Workforce planning has never been more important than it is today. With baby boomers entering retirement, millennials now represent the lion's share of the new American workforce. Government agencies...

COE to Help Agencies on GSA HCaTS Contract

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE), an organizational transformation consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected to provide federal agencies with customized training...

Attrition as a Workforce Strategy: Supporting or Sabotaging Organizational Strategic Goals

A former boss of mine used to say that when you hire a government civilian, “you’ve got what you’ve got and you’re stuck with them.” In 2011, a USA Today analysis of the job security of...

COE Promotes Rob Schildwachter to Vice President of Finance and Operations

The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc. (COE) announced today the promotion of Rob Schildwachter to Vice President of Finance and Operations. In his new role, Rob will be responsible for all...

Recapture Your Agency’s ‘Why’

How often do you stop to ask why your organization exists? Agencies often forget their identity in the midst of everyday work. The answer usually lies somewhere between "providing jobs for federal...

Imagining an On-Demand Government in an Uber World

The public sector changes slowly. We all know this. But the glacial pace of government is even more evident in its inability to adapt to the new on-demand world. Need a ride? Connect to Uber. Need a...