Letter: Give managers responsibility to do their jobs


Regarding "Unions say NSPS rules could hurt DOD employees": While I have not read all the details of the new [National Security Personnel System] proposed rules, each "apparent" deficiency cited by the bargaining units sounds like whining, and does not reflect standard practices in the real world.

If managers/supervisors are left with no discretion on managing payroll or promotions and/or reassignments, then employees will expect most favorable treatment just for showing up in their respective offices. The subtleties that separate good employees and their sustained performance from great employees and their performance would have no value, and eventually mediocrity (or even average performance) becomes the measure for merit instead of effectiveness, productivity and leadership.


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