Tag: Awards

(Not) the Merit System Principles

By on June 5, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
(Not) the Merit System Principles

The author says the merit system has evolved into something that is not a merit system at all.

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Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

By on June 27, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?

Legislation intended to improve morale at DHS is advancing in Congress. How likely is it that the bill can truly have a positive impact on employee welfare?

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House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

By on June 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill That Would Establish Employee Awards Program at DHS

The House has passed legislation that would create a series of new initiatives to improve the morale of DHS employees.

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Letters Showcase Spat Between Lawmaker and VA Deputy Secretary Over Bonuses for VA Employees

By on December 21, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Letters Showcase Spat Between Lawmaker and VA Deputy Secretary Over Bonuses for VA Employees

The Deputy Secretary of the VA is unhappy about a law recently passed that limits awards and incentives for VA employees. However, the Chairman of the House VA Committee made it clear he won’t budge on repealing the bonus restrictions.

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Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

By on November 22, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Restricting Federal Employee Awards for Fiscal Year 2017

OMB and OPM have released authorization levels for specified employee awards for the current fiscal year. Caps have also been removed for payment of other awards that were capped at fiscal year 2010 levels.

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