Pay for performance picks up steam

Administrators have major efforts under way to implement pay for performance at the Defense and Homeland Security departments as well as for the Senior Executive Service.

Ron Sanders, the Office of Personnel Management's associate director for strategic human resources policy, provided an update on those projects: DHS officials published proposed regulations in February, with final rules expected this fall; proposed regulations for DOD's initiative are due early next year; and the Senior Executive Service issued interim regulations and put a new system into effect in January, with final rules expected soon.

Agencies using pay banding for all or some of their employees:

DHS

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Federal Housing Finance Board

Federal Reserve Board

Internal Revenue Service (for managers)

Millennium Challenge Corp. (designing a pay-for-performance system)

National Credit Union Administration

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Office of Thrift Supervision

Resolution Trust Corp. Oversight Board

U.S. Postal Service

Agencies with active demonstration projects:

Commerce Department

DOD (for acquisition workforce)

U.S. Army (multiple projects)

U.S. Navy (multiple projects)

Agencies using alternative personnel systems:

National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Navy (China Lake demonstration project)

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