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If you don't do the investment at the front end, you can't fix it later.feedback
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Jul 17 2017
Max Stier has most recently been quoted in an article called Federal employee civil service protections outdated? The experts speak. Max Stier said, “If the focus is on modernizing the way government hires and engages its employees, we will have fewer instances of needing to fire poor performers … it is important to understand that the government's outdated personnel system is the real barrier to greater accountability … A core principle of the federal civil service rules is and should continue to be that we have a merit-based system in which politically motivated actions are treated as improper. The current disciplinary process is not necessary in all of its elements to support this principle.”. Max Stier has been quoted a grand total of 28 times in 20 articles.
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Apr 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

The types of changes that need to take place in the government aren't ones that get done with the stroke of the pen. They're the proverbial long march. So the idea that the Trump team has begun within its first 100 days a serious reform effort I think is really important, because they have a better opportunity to actually see something through. The clock is not their friend.feedback

Apr 17 2017

They certainly don't have longterm tenure, and as a result, they themselves typically don't take on the hard challenges or view the choices that they're making from that longterm lens. And the people around them understand that any choice they make may be changed by the full-time leadership as it comes in.feedback

Apr 13 2017

No prior administration has done well at this. But Trump is even further behind.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Uncertainty is the most corrosive of all in terms of diminishing, you know, capability. And this is true right now with respect to budget, it's true with respect to the hiring freeze …. those are not the effective ways to get best value for the American people, in my view.feedback

Apr 04 2017

The operation went forward, but it wasn't connected to the decision-makers.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Most presidents focus attention on policy and often fail to understand that won't mean much if you can't make it operational.feedback

Mar 29 2017

It takes a long time to really improve government, there aren't quick fixes, so you have to start right away. It's also important that you have buy-in from the highest levels of government.feedback

Mar 20 2017

Right out of the gate, President Trump has called for a rethink of the way government functions.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Yes, there's not a whole ton of detail here, but we're seven weeks into the administration. This is actually something Obama started focusing on, but it's by no means done. But they're not there yet. That presents a real issue.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Government has devolved into a lot of process and that becomes extremely frustrating for the consumer.feedback

Mar 13 2017

In general, administrations have been slow off the mark in filling their jobs.feedback

Mar 12 2017

The approach that the president took as a businessman and a candidate is simply not scalable to the challenge of filling out the rest of the government leadership.feedback

Feb 09 2017

It's not as if the government stops because these appointees are not in place. There are acting people in these jobs. But they're acting. They don't have the imprimatur of the president. They're not thinking about the long-term.feedback

Dec 22 2016

I do think there is a difference between addressing internal issues and presenting our views to the larger world.feedback

Nov 09 2016

They have a long way to go. It's imperative to have the right people brought in fast and they're prepared.feedback

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