Tag: Pay for Performance

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

By on June 10, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 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 Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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"Less Anxiety" for Federal Employees?

By on June 16, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A legislative proposal would implement a pay for performance system that would create “less anxiety” among federal employees.

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Pay, Performance and Change: Is the Sky Falling on the Federal Civil Service?

By on March 29, 2006 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Pay for performance may be coming to the rest of government–not just DHS and DoD. The concept scares many readers. What are the options and what will the future hold for employees of the executive branch of government?

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