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Modernizing the federal government: paying for performance

Modernizing the federal government: paying for performance

Montoya, Silvia; Graham, John D. (John David), 1956-

In 2003, the Volcker Commission recommended that explicit pay-for-performance (PFP) systems be adopted more broadly throughout the federal government. In this occasional paper, the authors compare several proposals aimed at enhancing the role of such PFP schemes for federal civil servants, and examine the pros and cons of PFP schemes compared with seniority-based salary systems, as well as the proposals to change the General Schedule system

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2007

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Statement of responsibility: Silvia Montoya, John D. Graham
ISBN: 0833044419, 1281430226, 9780833044419, 9781281430229
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-38).
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 40 pages).
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series: Occasional paper ; OP-213
Subject: Personnel management.; United States Officials and employees Salaries, etc.; United States.; Employees Salaries, etc.; Merit pay.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Government Comparative.; Merit pay United States.; Personnel management United States.; Employee motivation.; Employee motivation United States.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Comparative Politics.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-213.
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  1. Pay for performance : social science perspective
  2. PFP : different forms
  3. The appraisal system : a source of concern
  4. PFP in the public sector : evidence
  5. PFP in the U.S. federal government
  6. Some departures from the GS
  7. Proposals to change the GS
  8. Burgeoning opposition to PFP.