One-third of the federal government’s chief human capital officers say their employer should replace its general schedule pay system with pay for performance.
In a Partnership for Public Service survey of 55 feds from 40 departments and agencies, the HR officials complained that the “grade” pay system is out of date and inadequate for recruiting the most talented employees. Bush administration efforts to create pay-for-performance programs at the U.S. Defense and Homeland Security Departments met with resistance because employees were not involved in the decisions about the changes.
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