Currently, 1% of a National Forest in a region is allotted very large cash bonus awards for higher GS level employees. A GS-11 or higher could actually get $1000-1500 in one award. Either stop this large amount entirely or reduce it to no more than $100 per award during this economic crisis. On the same note, raise the taxes on GS-11s and higher AND/OR just allow GS-9's and lower to have their COLA back. The cost of... more »
Initiate a trial program to provide nominal bonuses to federal employees based on how much their organization saves on its annual budget. Implement the program with thresholds, so as long as an employee’s organizational unit saved 2% of their annual budget, employees would receive a 0.5% salary bonus. This program would likely have the most leverage on DOD acquisition programs, but would nonetheless help motivate employees... more »
If you go to Capitol Hill to be an aid, you do so knowing it is a low paying job. You are getting experience, working for someone you beleive in, and you have THAT for your resume. No one is there for a career of Public Service. The U.S. Congress JUST gave $6.1 Million in bonuses to their staffs, while going after Feds who have committed their lives to the country! Hypocricy Run Amok!http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/27/congressional.bonuses/?iref=obinsite... more »
Eliminate hiring incentives, or make the time a new hire has to serve longer to get the incentive.
An across the board freeze on Federal Government production and other bonuses should be implemented immediately. If most government programs that deliver benefits are backlogged, why are we still awarding bonuses to Federal Employees? For example,Veterans who receive compensation benefits for service connected disabilities have not had a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in many years; Federal Employees at the Veterans... more »
Since the Veterans who receive compensation benefits for service connected disabilities have not have a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in many years; And, since the Federal Employees at the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) continued to receive COLAs until this year; And, since the VBA offices are allowed to establish their own production goals while still struggling with the backlog to adjudicate claims; It would... more »
Only those employees that received an "outstanding" rating in their most recent employee evaluation should receive bonuses.
Similarly, "blanket bonuses" (where the entire office receives a bonus just because) should be eliminated.
This not only reduces costs to the tax payer, but also encourages employees to strive to excel (which, afterall is supposed to be the point of a bonus in teh first place)
Since congress wants to cut off all pay raises and bonuses for government employees then perhaps they should have to do the same for their own staffers. I read in the paper that most congressional staffers got an 8% bonus this year while the rest of us are going to be capped at 1%. Why the discrepancy? Let that money go back to the treasury to pay down the debt.