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.
Everyone makes mistakes. When the federal government makes a mistake, it can be a big one. Here is one example. The test of the organization will be how it deals with the adversity it has brought upon itself.
A report from the Inspector General of the USDA finds numerous instances of government charge card abuse by employees.
The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has reintroduced bison, elk and the prairie to this unique area.