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…

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…

Things to Consider When Selecting a Firm

In today's environment of tightened budgets, heightened partisanship, and increased scrutiny, agency contract selections are under more pressure than ever. Fewer dollars means that the wrong choice…

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

Written by Christine Boyette 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…

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…

There is no “I” in Team COE

How Teamwork Has Kept DoD’s Workforce Planning Efforts on Track Every two years, the Department of Defense (DoD) is required to deliver a strategic workforce plan (SWP) to Congress, outlining…

No Big Proposals in State of the Union for Feds

COE's Steve Goodrich speaks as a guest on "Federal Drive" with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio. As promised, last night's State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama was relatively short…

10 Ways to Capitalize on Transparency’s Potential

Since President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act in May 2014, federal agencies have been hard at work implementing data standards and establishing a framework for…