Viewpoint: Retaining the best is important as removing poor performers
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Feb 05, 2018
The talk from the current White House about federal employees often is about removing poor performers more easily, but the focus really should be about rewarding good performance, according to recent opinion piece.
The Government Executive opinion piece notes that language in this year’s locality pay report—also referred to as the pay agent’s report—emphasizes empowering agencies to better develop and better reward feds as they sustain their careers in federal service.
The piece remarks that although terminating poor performers is often seen as a good move by other employees, moving the discussion toward retaining good employees is—or should be—an even more important priority. In that vein, improving rewards and reducing micromanagement are also crucial steps in furthering a great workforce, according to the piece.