What’s the best way to encourage good performance? Employers have always struggled with this question. One answer is to pay employees based on how well they perform their jobs. Many private sector employers have adopted pay-for-performance (PFP) programs, and several federal agencies have also experimented with PFP. Some federal PFP programs have operated successfully for many years; others have been more controversial. Last year, Congress terminated a PFP program at the Defense Department. Employees complained that the program was arbitrary and lacked transparency.
“Every vote counts!” is a common election-time cry to get people to the ballot box, but it took on a whole new level of meaning for the Postal Service last year. During the 2020 general election alone, the Postal Service delivered over 135 million ballots to and from voters.
Prior to the...Read More