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Federal Managers Association

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  • Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Administration Seeks Fewer Performance Awards - JULY 15, 2019
  • Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds

    By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    The Trump administration has instructed agencies to give out fewer performance-based awards to federal employees and to make it more difficult for workers to receive top performance ratings. 

    In a pair of complementary memoranda, Office of Personnel Management acting Director Margaret Weichert said agencies should do a better job of providing a meaningful distinction in levels of performance. She simultaneously said agencies should spend less money on rating-based awards in favor of bonuses for “special acts.” 

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