Managing the Civilian Workforce to Budget (MCB)
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
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The Army has recently announced the approval of Army-wide implementation of the Managing the Civilian Workforce to budget WCB program in fiscal year 1991. It is my intent to 1 provide Army managers with insight to some difficulties with the program, in hopes to preclude wasted effort during implementation, 2 discuss some mistakes made by the North Pacific Division, Corps of Engineers during the three year test, and 3 emphasize the importance of involvement by the Resource Management Office. Summary of MCB Numerous studies over the years, such as Towers Commission, have identified problems with the civilian personnel system. The cost of the civilian workforce continues to grow due to ineffective position management and improper classification. Managers seldom feel accountable for salary expenditures and are not motivated to think in terms of the cost of personnel actions. The system does not provide sufficient flexibilities to allow managers to reward good performance and penalize poor performance. And finally, the compensation system does not allow the government to compete with the private industry for talented personnel. Keywords Military publications.
- Administration and Management