Reimagining Federal HR and HR Training and Development in a New Administration

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 488


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A new President will take office on January 20, 2017 following a contentious election year and with a number of major challenges facing the country and the workforce of the federal government.  ""Business as usual"" is not currently working as a federal workforce management strategy and there will be justified calls for change in civil service laws, regulations, and practices.

Federal HR Professionals and the ATD Community of Practice may wish to take the initiative to develop its own thoughts on possible changes, including how the federal government trains and develops its own HR workforce. Mr. Palguta will offer some thoughts in this regard and will welcome feedback and discussion.

John Palguta is the former Vice President for Policy at the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to meeting the workforce needs of government. Before retiring in February 2016, John had responsibility for a comprehensive program of review and analyses of the human resource management issues in the federal government. John was instrumental in setting up the Partnership’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings initiative first issued in 2003. He also managed the Partnership’s Federal Human Capital Collaborative, a consortium of 40 federal departments and agencies which collaborate and share resources focused on common challenges and goals.

Prior to joining the Partnership in December 2001, John was a career member of the federal senior executive service and Director of Policy and Evaluation for the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the culmination of a federal career spanning almost 34 years devoted to federal human resources management and public policy issues. He is a recipient of the MSPB’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, the agency’s highest honor.

John received a B.A. degree in Sociology from California State University at Northridge and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a past President of the Federal Section of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). He received the 2006 Warner W. Stockberger award which is the highest honor presented annually by IPMA-HR to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of public sector HR management. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. 

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