performance management

  • Half of agency supervisors say they’re confident they could remove ‘bad apples’

    Agency culture and a poor understanding of the disciplinary process are some of the biggest challenges supervisors, managers and senior executives said they face when trying to fire an employee for misconduct. The Merit Systems Protection Board surveyed 10,000 federal managers about their understanding and opinions of civil adverse action procedures.

  • Senate committee kicks off series of hearings on civil service reform

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ federal workforce subcommittee said it’s on a fact-finding mission this year. Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he wants to hear from federal managers about the existing authorities and processes that make their jobs more difficult.

  • Bob Tobias: New House bill would institute performance management

    The House just passed the Government Reform and Improvement Act of 2016, which would institute performance management, secure information systems, and lengthen probationary periods for career employees. Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the bill as a bit of a grab bag.

  • OPM to agencies: no ‘burrowing in’ to the next administration

    The Office of Personnel Management is reminding managers of existing protocols for reviewing their employees. OPM encouraged executives to apply the “employee engagement plus” methodology to their appraisal process.

  • GAO: Ratings inflation, shrinking performance awards trouble SES system

    What’s the difference between an amazing senior executive and a pretty good one? Not much, says the Government Accountability Office after reviewing agencies’ pay-for-performance compensation systems.

  • The future of performance reviews

    Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of the Gabriel Institute and Grant Thornton’s Virginia Gibson will discuss the importance of performance reviews and how to improve them. September 5, 2014

  • Pete Randazzo, Local 1690 Union President, NFFE

    One of the longest-running conflicts the Pentagon deals with is the fight over employee performance management. The National Security Personnel System only lasted a couple of years before Congress voted it out of existence. Now the Defense Department is taking another shot at employee performance management. Pete Randazzo is Local 1690 Union President for the National Federation of Federal Employees. Randazzo was co-lead for a Performance Management Design Team that offered recommendations to the Pentagon. He explained his team’s work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • The future of performance reviews

    Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of the Gabriel Institute and Grant Thornton’s Virginia Gibson will discuss the importance of performance reviews and how to improve them. June 20, 2014

  • Performance management and the DATA act

    Jon Desenberg from the Performance Institute, Bethany Blakey of the Performance Improvement Council, and Hudson Hollister of the Data Transparency Coalitition will participate in a roundtable discussion of federal performance management and the DATA Act. May 23, 2014

  • OMB’s Cobert says new performance goals to ‘drive tangible outcomes’

    In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.