From the presidential election to possible cuts to the federal workforce, the author discusses things he thinks federal employee should be watching for as we head into the new year.
The author says that he doesn’t believe that wholesale firings would be a good solution to the government’s personnel problems.
Are members of the Senior Executive Service overpaid? The author looks at a number of facts and myths surround the federal pay debate.
Federal agencies are under pressure to create workforce strategies. The author writes one problem with them is that most workforce plans address only the federal employee side of the mix. He describes the components of an ideal plan.
Are federal employees overpaid relative to the private sector? Is the General Schedule the best system to use for compensating the federal workforce? In this follow up to his previous article on federal pay, the author digs deeper on the debate to clarify some of his previous points and also addresses some new topics related to federal sector pay.
Are federal employees paid more than their private sector counterparts? It’s a debate that has been raging for years with no clear answers. The author discusses the latest twist in the salary debate: a report from the Cato Institute which says federal workers are paid far more generously than private sector workers. He says that while the report is mostly inaccurate, there is more to the story.
The author says that while well intentioned, the Chief Human Capital Officers Act of 2002 is inadequate to meet the talent management challenges the government faces today.
The author says that in addition to burning the government’s borrowed money, a shutdown will harm businesses large and small, take money out of the pockets of working men and women, reduce tax revenues, disrupt communities, and generally make a mess.