The Five Attributes of COE Citizenship

In our pursuit for excellence, there are five (5) core attributes that make up the COE Citizen. These elements help drive our corporate culture, interactions with each other, and our relationships...

Achieving Real Transformation in Federal Government [commentary]

Co-authored by both David M. Walker and Steve Goodrich, this article—which is housed on the FederalTimes homepage—talks about their expert opinions on what it will take to see real transformation...

Three Killer B’s of Government Effectiveness

We love discourse and debate as much as anyone, but on the topic of government effectiveness and efficiency, there are so many pundits giving opinions on what makes government more effective, it’s...

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...

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...

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...

Two years in: A Look at the Current Status of the DATA Act

At just over two years old, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) has progressed towards implementation of its key provisions in May 2017, but progress has faced some key...

COE’s Code of Ethics

COE has adopted the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) code of ethics. COE is a proud member of AMCF for over 15 years. The company's president, Steve Goodrich, serves as an...

Establishing a Federal Employee Personnel Number: A Unique ID to Replace the SSN

How can OPM eliminate SSN from electronic records held by OPM? How can OMB implement an alternate ID for Federal employees to replace the SSN as the employee ID?“In 1962, The Civil Service...