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- FMA COMMENTS ON NEED FOR REFORM DURING SENATE HEARING - May 22, 2015
Civil service reform can affect millions, but draws little attention
By Joe Davidson, Washington Post
Before the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) testified to need for common sense reforms that promote efficiency and effectiveness throughout the federal workforce. While the hearing did not receive much attention, those testifying commented on the need for greater congressional support of the federal workforce in order to ensure agencies' and departments' missions are met. FMA National President Patricia Niehaus spoke to the need for improving the pay schedule, as the current General Schedule is outdated and does not fairly compensate for performance. "The highest performing employees should be rewarded with the highest rates of pay. Those employees who fall below the curve in terms of overall performance should not be rewarded at the same level.”
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