Tag: Pay for Performance

6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

By on January 12, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6 Possible Civil Service Changes in the 115th Congress

The author outlines six possible changes that federal employees could see under a new administration that would impact areas such as collective bargaining, pay and benefits, and the federal retirement system.

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Pay for Performance – The Best Possible Solution?

By on September 3, 2014 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 72 Comments

The author recounts his experiences as a former position classification specialist as they relate to the debate over a fair pay system to use within the federal government. He offers some suggestions for approaches to take on the debate over replacing the General Schedule pay system.

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Those ‘Automatic’ Within-Grade Increases and a Performance Based Pay System

By on June 10, 2011 in Human Resources with 22 Comments

OPM has issued a memo telling agencies that within-grade increases are not supposed to be given out automatically. Will the memo change the existing system? Not likely. Here’s why.

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The Persistence of Pay-for-Performance in Government

By on June 28, 2009 in Human Resources

Pay-for-performance may prove a boon to government, but experiences to date indicate much groundwork must be laid before assumptions translate into proven successes. “As someone who looks forward to Director Berry’s tenure at OPM, I urge him and his staff to temper their enthusiasm for PFP with the cool-but-conclusive data at hand.”

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New Pay for Performance Project at Agriculture

By on January 30, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Performance pay plans are continuing in the federal government. A recent example: A pay-for-performance demonstration plan has been approved for about 2800 non-bargaining unit employees of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of USDA.

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The Future of Pay-for-Performance in the Federal Government

By on January 28, 2009 in Human Resources with 1 Comment

A decision needs to be made as to whether pay-for-performance should be expanded throughout the Executive Branch or concluded with employees being rolled back into the General Schedule (GS) or a similar pay system. A continuing patchwork of pay systems within the Executive Branch is not a good long-term option.

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The Future of Pay-For-Performance Under Pres. Obama

By on January 22, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Federal pay for performance systems have run into opposition and mixed reviews. This article considers awards, cost of administering the programs, inflated ratings, and distinguishing between the pay-banding aspects of pay for performance and the appraisal processes upon which they rely.

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Sizing Up Pay-For-Performance In The Next Administration

By on January 13, 2009 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

There is no perfect compensation system. If the Obama administration and the Democratic congress want to extend pay-for-performance experiments to the rest of government, they would do well to consider several factors – some of which may be overlooked by good-government think tanks, high-price consultants, and agency human resources officers. Here are some of the issues that need to be addressed.

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New Pay-For-Performance Twist Coming to Your Agency

By on February 8, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Pay for performance has been a controversial subject on which millions of dollars has been spent by lawyers, managers, HR specialists and unions. Here’s a new twist to the idea: Eliminating the time requirement for competitive promotions and leaving the agency with discretion as to how soon to push an employee through the system.

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Should Federal Pay Be Related To Performance?

By on February 19, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Performance management is largely a subjective process. Federal managers are in the best position to make decisions on federal pay and performance. It is unfair to American taxpayers to allow a system in which performance plays a very small role in how employees are compensated.

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