Serious Problems Need to be Corrected before Federal Merit Pay Goes into Effect
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV
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This report was prepared in response to a request from the Chair, Subcommittee on Compensation and Employee Benefits, House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. It points out that problems with merit pay implementation could cause program failure unless immediate action is taken. These problems were identified earlier when GAO testified before the Subcommittee on July 21, 1981. As a result of the merit pay hearings, the Subcommittee requested that the President of the United States take action to prevent Federal agencies from implementing faulty pay-for-performance systems. The actions requested by the Subcommittee are similar to the recommendations contained in this report.
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