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Report calls for broad overhaul of federal personnel, pay systems

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton calls for essentially throwing out the 65-year-old General Schedule system, comprised of 15 separate grade levels, and replacing it with five broad work levels. The report also calls for changes to the way federal pay is calculated and recommends setting up a governmentwide pay-for-performance process.

Tags: management , best practices , Partnership for Public Service , Booz Allen Hamilton , general schedule , Jack Moore , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 06:07pm EDT

How to fix the General Schedule to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce

The General Schedule was designed for a federal workforce that no longer exists, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. But there are ways to fix it.

Tags: Jeff Neal , CHCO , general schedule , pay for performance

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 05:17am EDT

Replacing the General Schedule: Some facts

There are many good reasons why the general schedule must be reformed, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal. Among them is the idea that all federal employees are either over or underpaid, that GS pay is truly based on labor costs by location, and that the GS system no longer covers most employees.

Tags: general schedule , pay , workforce , Jeff Neal

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:51am EST

Should we replace the General Schedule?

The General Schedule worked well when half of Federal employees were GS-5 and below and most of the rest of the workforce was spread out over the remaining grades. Today, 7.4 percent of the Federal workforce is GS-5 and below.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , general schedule , pay , workforce

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:45pm EST

Panel: NSPS lessons and future of pay-for-performance

The Federal Drive spoke with a panel of experts about the lessons learned from NSPS and the future of pay-for-performance in the federal government.

  • Pat Tamburrino, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy
  • Patrick Nealon, Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP's Federal Total Rewards practice
  • Bob Tobias, former member of the Defense Business Board task group that studied NSPS

Tags: NSPS , DoD , pay and benefits , pay for performance , general schedule , Federal Drive , Pat Tamburrino , Patrick Nealon , Deloitte , Bob Tobias

Friday - 01/27/2012, 10:50am EST
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The lessons and legacy of NSPS

The Defense Department's long experiment in a pay-for-performance system was supposed to provide a model for the rest of government. Instead, after six years and protracted legal battles, the National Security Personnel System. was abolished by Congress. With more than 225,000 employees, who were once covered by the system, now converted back to the General Schedule, Federal News Radio examines the lessons learned and legacy of NSPS.

Tags: NSPS , NSPS transition , general schedule , pay for performance , DoD , workforce , management , pay , pay and benefits , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 03:02pm EST

Uncle Sam's privates shrinking?

Are Uncle Sam's privates shrinking ... and if so, is that a good thing for you? Is grade creep changing the balance of power in your office, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , general schedule

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 02:00am EDT

Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Darrell Issa , Todd Rokita , FMA , NTEU , general schedule , attrition , promotion freeze , step increases , continuing resolution , CR

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Tags: Hilda Solis , Labor , OPM , John Berry , OMB , Jacob Lew , locality pay , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , budget , Congress , general schedule

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT
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