• Army to increase maximum re-enlistment bonus

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army’s issuing new maximum bonus amounts, aimed at encouraging soldiers to sign up for longer enlistments.

  • CBP hopes new bonuses will convince Border Patrol agents to stick around

    New retention bonuses for Border Patrol agents who enter into a 12-month service agreement become available in May.

  • Brenda Farrell: GAO report questions bonuses, reasons for military pilot recruiting woes

    Each of the military services are facing shortages of pilots, especially combat pilots, which defense officials have tended to blame on increasing demand from the commercial airline industry.

  • Work more, get less plan

    If any of the Trump administration’s proposals to overhaul the federal pay and pension plans make it through Congress, thousands of federal workers might have to extend their tours of duty by as much as a decade to maintain their standard of living.

  • FAA ties supervisor bonuses to employee engagement improvements

    Gwen Defilippi, the deputy assistant administrator for human resource management at the FAA, said every supervisor’s performance plan includes employee engagement, personal and agency goals.

  • SES bonuses: Merit or T-ball trophies?

    How many agencies see how an Office of Personnel Management report can help them improve the way they reward their senior executives.

  • After years of drawdowns, Army needs 80,000 new soldiers to meet 2018 growth targets

    After years of shrinking the force, the Army is suddenly in growth mode again, creating new challenges for recruiters.

  • James Cosgrove: Some hospitals get bonuses despite poor performance

    A Medicare program called hospital value-based purchasing has the goal of rewarding hospitals that give high quality care at lower costs. But, quite a few hospitals have been receiving bonuses for efficiency even though the care they give is sub-par, according to findings from the Government Accountability Office. Joining me with more, James Cosgrove, the GAO’s director of health care issues, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Senate panel passes improper federal bonuses bill

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill that would limit the authority agencies have to give bonuses to bad-behaving federal employees has cleared its first congressional step.

  • Feds’ bonuses to grow slightly in 2017, after 6-year freeze

    Agencies have gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management raise spending caps slightly on performance awards and bonuses for all non-Senior Executive Service employees in fiscal 2017. Agencies can now spend up to 1.5 percent of the aggregate salaries for those employees at the end of the fiscal year.