Author Archive

Ronald Sanders

Workforce

Shrinking the Tax Gap Requires a Renewed IRS Workforce

Congress must give the agency statutory authority to develop and implement a new set of civil service rules if it is to hire and hold accountable employees with the necessary skills.

Management

To Beat the Pandemic, Biden Needs to Take the Politics Out of It

The vast majority of recent survey respondents said “Politics has made it harder to learn the truth about COVID-19.”

Management

Coping with Transition Turbulence: A Survival Guide for Civil Servants

To state the obvious, these are not normal times. A veteran of five presidential transitions spells out the hard choices officials face today.

Management

Viewpoint: Move to Politicize the Career Civil Service is an Insider Threat to the Country

Two former-high-ranking intelligence community officials issue a stark warning about President Trump’s order creating a new category of federal employees.

Management

A Blueprint for SES Reform

A set of specific recommendations for transforming the government’s senior executive corps.

Management

Without Reforms, SES May Not Be Ready for 21st Century Government

Government's executive corps faces critical demographic and structural challenges.

Management

Mad Max or Shining City on a Hill: Where Are We Headed?

An “alternative futures” exercise for the next administration.

Management

Risk-Intolerant Acquisition Processes Are Hurting Innovation

A new study shows there are steps agency leaders can take.

Magazine

To Boldly Go . . .

The "domino theory" of government transformation

Magazine

Reinvention: Back to the Future

Reinvention: Back to the Future

Magazine

Reinvention: Back to the Future

How to keep the movement to reinvent the federal government on course for the next four years.