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Trump management agenda to focus on multiagency goals
In the News

March 21, 2018

The President’s Management Agenda, released March 20, 2018, focuses on actions that can have cross-agency impact and break down systems and information silos, according to agency leaders who spoke at the agenda’s launch event in Kansas City, Mo.

Federal Times


Good government organizations can be the honest brokers we need for real reform
In the News

March 20, 2018

When we look at calls for government reform, the voices that get the most attention are often those who have the most controversial ideas. Partisan and ideological “think tanks” offer suggestions for reform that are sometimes out of the mainstream and are often rehashes of the ideas they have trotted out time after time for many years. Those voices, while they may be sharing views that they truly believe are in the best interests of the American people, tend to not represent the collective views of the people.

Chief HRO


Government needs to rethink employee compensation plans
In the News

March 20, 2018

The Office of Management and Budget is committed to improving government’s performance. But while reorganizing and eliminating unnecessary jobs could reduce costs, that does not necessarily lead to better results. Reorganizations actually tend to disrupt working relationships so, for a time at least, performance often declines. Real gains come from assembling essential talent, adopting management practices that encourage collaboration and focus on organizational goals, and empowering employees to proactively achieve goals.

Government Executive


OMB details 14 cross-agency priority goals in unveiling new President’s Management Agenda
In the News

March 20, 2018

The Trump administration isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel with its new President’s Management Agenda, which the Office of Management and Budget officially launched Tuesday morning.

Federal News Radio


Relaunch of president’s management agenda touts 'getting 'er done'
In the News

March 20, 2018

As promised in President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request, administration officials on Tuesday rolled out what they called a “relaunch” of the president’s management agenda, focusing on “execution” of government modernization ideas they acknowledged will sound familiar.

Government Executive


Here's how the Trump administration's war on the "Deep State" works
In the News

March 19, 2018

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, rumors about “deep state” Obama loyalists hiding out in federal agencies have swept through conservative circles. Mostly, it seemed like a harmless, if unpleasant, partisan parlor game.

Vice


Why Trump appointments have lagged behind other presidents
In the News

March 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has long blamed Democrats for moving his nominees through the Senate confirmation process at a sluggish pace.

PolitiFact


The Federal Exodus
In the News

March 16, 2018

The political polarization that—now more than ever—dominates Washington is making federal employees deeply uncomfortable.

Politico


Trump is hiring mini-me’s
In the News

March 14, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday picked uber-hawk Mike Pompeo, who would like to get rid of the Iran deal, to replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department, where, for all his faults, Tillerson tried to keep Trump from damaging U.S. credibility by pulling out of international agreements.

The Washington Post


Defense OIG awarded “most improved” in rankings of best places to work
In the News

March 14, 2018

Five years ago, the Department of Defense’s office of the inspector general had some of the lowest employee satisfaction rates in the federal government. But since 2013, it’s jumped 20 points in the Partnership for Public Service’s index of the best places to work in government, including more than nine points in just the last year.

Federal News Radio


Want to dive into the Trump job pool? Ask me anything
In the News

March 14, 2018

My grandson just graduated from college and is having a terrible time finding work. I was wondering if he would qualify for a job with the White House. I hear there’s lots of turnover.

The New York Times


Trump never filled his administration, now he's searching for replacements
In the News

March 13, 2018

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump was already far behind in staffing his administration, and then he fired his secretary of state.

CNN


Managing government as a talent driven organization
In the News

March 13, 2018

Two books published this month directly relate to the goal of improving performance. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey co-authored with Ori Brafman, Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership. Three prominent consultants drafted the second, Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First. The books focus on very different but complementary subjects central to raising workforce performance levels.

Government Executive


State Department role not limited to diplomacy
In the News

March 13, 2018

International reaction to President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been muted. One of the few public statements today came from Germany's deputy foreign minister, who said it would not improve ties with his country. The State Department will face some tough challenges globally in the months ahead — everything from North Korea's nuclear program to the nuclear deal with Iran. But the new secretary of state will have to deal with more than just diplomacy. The State Department also plays an important economic role.

MarketPlace


Lara Trump’s claim that Trump has appointed more women than any other president
In the News

March 13, 2018

Maria Bartiromo: “The president actually has a lot of women in his administration.”

The Washington Post


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