REP. MULVANEY LOOKS FOR PLAN TO REWARD HIGH PERFORMING FEDS AND HOLD POOR PERFORMING FEDS ACCOUNTABLE IF CONFIRMED AS OMB DIRECTOR - January 25, 2017
OMB Nominee Wants “High-Morale, High-Performance” Federal Workforce
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget said on Tuesday he wants a “high-morale, high-performance” federal workforce, and that he plans to look for ways to better reward top employees and hold poor performers accountable.
“I think the federal government probably could do better in dealing with employees who are exemplary, and better in dealing with employees who fall below our expectations,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., during his confirmation hearing, in response to questions from Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. “And, all I can say is I look forward to figuring out a way to solve both ends of the problem.” Mulvaney’s testimony came during his first confirmation hearing of the day before the Senate Budget Committee. In the afternoon, he testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.