Environmental Protection Agency

Stop Promoting Poor Supervisors

Individuals who have failed at being supervisors due to poor performance or ineffectiveness should be demoted. Poor supervisors are often reshuffled to non-supervisory roles but are able to maintain their pay grade. Government is throwing money away by rewarding poor performance. These individuals should be demoted by 1 to 2 GS levels and prove that their performance is worthy of a higher GS level.

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Department of the Treasury

360-degree performance review

360-degree performance review is feedback that comes from all around an employee. "360" refers to the 360 degrees in a circle, with an individual is in the center of the circle. Feedback is provided by subordinates, peers, supervisors, it also includes a self-assessment and feedback from external sources such as customers and suppliers or other interested stakeholders. The results from 360-degree feedback are often used ...more »

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Department of Defense

Change Officer Promotion System

Currently USAF officers being promoted to Maj or Lt Col have 1 year "in the zone" for promotion. If they are promoted, great. If they are passed over, they have approximately 1% chance of being promoted the next year, and virtually no chance after that. The real consequence of this policy can be seen at any MAJCOM staff: a large group of passed over Majors with no chance of advancement and therefore motivation to work ...more »

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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Cut Back on Publicity and Publications

Drastically reduce the glossy brochures, posters, and magazines that agencies use for promotional purposes. We shouldn't be in the adverstising business. Agencies that have Communications Offices shouldn't also have Publications Offices. Those that are not necessary in paper form could be put online for access.

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Department of Defense

Eliminate "Up or Out" Promotion System

There are several 2nd and 3rd orders of affect that occur due to the military "promote or die" concept. If we had a 2 track system, people that desired it could be experts in their field and stay that way for long periods of time doing a great job. Further, officers wouldn't need to move every 2 years for "advancement opportunities" saving PCS money. Morale improves, because officers won't have to serve terms as glorified ...more »

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Department of Defense

Time in Grade

Revamp the restrictions on time in grade to allow qualified employees to advance to positions that they deserve. This provides employees an incentive to do a good job and be a good example of a quality government employee. It also would allow supervisors the ability to promote those who have consistently worked above their pay grade and outside their job description to meet a need within their department. This would ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Recommended change to USCG promotion directed PCS move policy

The USCG has a wasteful and inefficient policy that initiates a permanent change of station (PCS) move every time an active duty member is promoted to the next rank. This wasteful policy covers enlisted, Chief Petty Officers as well as officers. There have been cases of enlisted members reporting to their next duty station, being promoted shortly thereafter, then immediately executing another PCS move, all within ...more »

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