Department of Agriculture

Stop giving GS-11's and higher large cash awards at this time

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 »

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Department of Commerce

Incentivize Employees to Save

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 »

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Legislative Branch

No Bonus money for Congress

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 »

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Government Accountability Office

Cut Bonuses

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 »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Cut VBA Employee Production Bonuses

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 »

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Office of Personnel Management

End of year bonuses ONLY for "outstanding" employees

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)

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate congressional staff bonuses

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.

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