Tag: Pay for Performance

Money, Manpower, Morale, and Motivation

By on July 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Money, Manpower, Morale, and Motivation

Is pay for performance a viable option for the federal workforce? There are efforts to replace the General Schedule, but the author is skeptical it can work.

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Civil Service Reform Starts With Performance

By on February 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Civil Service Reform Starts With Performance

The author outlines 6 things that he says need to be done to improve the performance process.

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

By on February 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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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 Pay & Benefits 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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