Administration Seeks Fewer Performance Awards - JULY 15, 2019
Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Trump administration has instructed agencies to give out fewer performance-based awards to federal employees and to make it more difficult for workers to receive top performance ratings.
In a pair of complementary memoranda, Office of Personnel Management acting Director Margaret Weichert said agencies should do a better job of providing a meaningful distinction in levels of performance. She simultaneously said agencies should spend less money on rating-based awards in favor of bonuses for “special acts.”