What’s the best way to encourage good performance? Employers have always struggled with this question. One answer is to pay employees based on how well they perform their jobs. Many private sector employers have adopted pay-for-performance (PFP) programs, and several federal agencies have also experimented with PFP. Some federal PFP programs have operated successfully for many years; others have been more controversial. Last year, Congress terminated a PFP program at the Defense Department. Employees complained that the program was arbitrary and lacked transparency.
You don’t concentrate on risks, you concentrate on rewards, said aviation hero Chuck Yeager, who knew a thing or two about risks.
The government, on the other hand, is not inherently risk-oriented. You see this especially when it comes to investing employees’ retirement funds. We explored...Read More