A BIT MORE CLARITY EMERGES ON ADMINISTRATION'S PAY FOR PERFORMANCE PLAN - March 8, 2018
New Details on Trump's Performance Pay Plan
By Katherine McIntire Peters, Government Executive
When the Office of Management and Budget proposed creating a $1 billion interagency workforce fund to “reward and retain high performers” across government, it left a lot of people scratching their heads. The proposal was described in the administration’s budget request to Congress, which included funding plans for both 2018 and 2019. The budget request also outlined the White House’s plan in 2019 to freeze employee pay and dramatically slow promotions, known as step increases in the civil service system.
As OMB explained the fund in a fact sheet: “This will replace the across-the-board pay raise that provides federal employees with increases irrespective of performance with targeted pay incentives to reward and retain high performers and those with the most essential skills.”