Letter: Management, not pay, system is broken

In regard to "Risher: The IT pay conundrum," the pay system is not broken. The management system that implements the pay system is broken and dysfunctional. Without effective management, under which managers are selected for their management skill, competency and knowledge in their program areas, any pay system will be abused and eventually viewed as inadequate and broken. There are no short-term solutions and quick fixes here. The federal government is basically a long-term solution to an ongoing and unending need. We should stop pretending otherwise.


Anonymous

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