Modern Performance Management Systems Are Needed to Effectively Support Pay for Performance
United States General Accounting Office Washington United States
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There is widespread agreement that the basic approach to federal pay is broken and that it needs to be more market- and performance based. Doing so will be essential if the federal government is to maximize its performance and assure accountability for the benefit of the American people. While there will be debate and disagreement about the merits of individual reform proposals, all should be able to agree that a performance management system with adequate safeguards,including reasonable transparency and appropriate accountability mechanisms in place, must serve as the fundamental underpinning of any fair, effective, and appropriate pay reform.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations