Letter: OPM should say what it means
Regarding “Union disputes OPM claim of success in new pay systems
” — What the Office of Personnel Management says: It takes about five years for a pay-for-performance system to be accepted by employees.
What OPM means: It takes about five years for the career employees who know the system is unsuccessful to retire and stop exercising their right to a fair system. It's not that the new system becomes more successful. There are just fewer employees knowledgeable enough to complain.
Also, it takes about five years for the remaining career employees to give up the fight and settle for less. Anonymous
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