Robbie Kunreuther

Author: Robbie Kunreuther

Robbie Kunreuther is the Director of Government Personnel Services (GPS). GPS provides 1 to 3-day seminars to Federal agencies in four subject areas: Dealing with performance and conduct issues; Developing sensible performance appraisal criteria; Fostering cooperative labor-management relations; and Applying mediation skills in the workplace. Over the years, Robbie has trained thousands of Federal supervisors, managers, HR specialists, and union officials. For more information about him and GPS, go to

Why Have Supervisors?

We take our best employees and pay them more money to do less of what made them the best. Moreover, we put them in leadership positions when their leadership skills are often untested and unknown. So how do managers make the investment in their salaries and benefits a worthwhile expense?

“So, Mr. Einstein, what do you plan to come up with next year?”

Performance appraisals are becoming more important to federal employees as pay for performance plans expand. What appraisal techniques work and which ones do not? Absurd performance standards can result if an agency does not pay close attention to how they are being written. Here are suggestions from an expert in the area of writing performance standards.

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