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After the Wave

November 15, 2013 You’ve likely heard of the impending government retirement wave. For a decade, agency leaders have been monitoring their workforce demographics with increasing concern. Lower attrition rates and less hiring have produced a static employee base that grows older each year. Many employees put retirement on hold during the economic and ...

The Retirement Wave You Didn’t See Coming

September 24, 2013 You’ve likely heard of the impending government retirement wave. For a decade, agency leaders have been monitoring their workforce demographics with increasing concern. Low attrition rates combined with less hiring have produced a static employee base that grows older with each passing year. Many employees have put retirement on hold ...

Analysis: Leading Through the Budget Downturn

April 5, 2013 Federal leaders are facing significant challenges in dealing with budget cuts, public scrutiny, political turbulence and a disgruntled workforce. Leading through this crisis requires vision and fortitude to facilitate major transformations. Fortunately, government executives have the benefit of seeing how the private sector has navigated similar challenges. The government’s financial ...

Maintaining Morale

March 9, 2011 The uncertainty surrounding the government's current budget confrontation has forced federal agencies to make preparations to shut down the bulk of their operations. While the prospect of a shutdown sounds dire, it is an event that rarely lasts long and can be survived. Since 1977 there have been 16 shutdowns, ...