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Reform the federal pay scale to be much more performance-based. Supervisors are constantly evaluating employees, but it are dealing with a pay scale that gives very high base pay. Cut the base pay substantially and offer much more incentive for moving up in grade and step. This would save millions of dollars by cutting the wages of employees that may not be performing up to snuff, and many of them would choose to either...
Allow employees to participate in 180° Leadership Assessments of their managers/executives as well as themselves during their Performance Appraisals. Creating a 2-way street (versus top down) could champion greater reward linkage to performance, collaboration, and communication amongst the whole work force.
Utilizing an acceptable/approved universal electronic system across government to collect and share this data...
Many agencies have performance award programs. However, performance incentives like bonuses, when used, are often given to so many employees they quickly lose their financial significant and power as positive incentives. Worse, because moderate and even poor performers get awards of similar or even equal value to higher performers, the award system may actually discourage high performers and make them feel unappreciated....