The author says that GAO has done a decent job of addressing some of the issues facing supervisors who must deal with employee problems in its recent report. He offers some suggestions for how OPM can carry out GAO’s recommendations.
Mark C. Toner, then Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, made comments at a Daily Press Briefing on June 2, 2011 regarding the use of private email by government officials. The comments may have been largely insignificant at the time, but they provide an interesting perspective today in light of questions that have arisen about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account as Secretary of State.
Legislation has been introduced that would cut the pay of federal workers earning over $100,000 per year and also tie their pay to performance of the overall economy.
The author says that managers are not getting the necessary training or the backing of their senior management to take on the problem employee. He says it is this lack of training that causes supervisors not to address problem employees.
A FedSmith reader recently asked some questions regarding the annual general increase in federal pay. The author answers these questions and also elaborates on which federal employees get annual pay increases and which do not.