Defense Bill Bars Federal Workers' Pay Raises

Thursday, 26 May 2011 01:10 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Legislation expected to pass in the House of Representatives would bar pay raises for poorly performing federal employees. The provision is tucked into the annual Defense Authorization bill, The Washington Post reports.

Defense Department,Bush,Darrell Issa
Darrell Issa
Federal employees are rated annually on a scale with four or five levels and their rank is used for promotions or awards. However, annual raises are generally paid across the board regardless of how poorly the employee ranked on the scale.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, failed earlier this year to get a performance-related pay system enacted.

“Americans believe in pay for performance. The federal pay system is not a pay for performance system. This provision moves us in the right direction, because it stops rewarding nonperformers,” he said.

The Defense Department enacted a pay system tied to performance during the George W. Bush administration but a 2009 law repealed it.

Any measure passed this year would not have any effect until 2013 because the federal pay schedule has been frozen under a two-year pay freeze enacted in 2010.





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Lawyer: Detroit Case Could Spur Other Cities to File Chapter 9

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 20:21 PM

A New York lawyer told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that Detroit, by declaring bankruptcy and reaching a settlement that appe . . .

Rand Paul to Host: MSNBC Should Tell Truth About Me

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 20:10 PM

Sen. Rand Paul told an MSNBC host Wednesday he'll be happy to discuss his views on the Civil Rights Act "when your netwo . . .

Scientists: Earth Narrowly Escaped Devastating 2012 Solar Storm

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 19:07 PM

A powerful solar storm's near-miss with Earth two years ago could have wreaked massive havoc, but businesses and governm . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved