Require agencies to promote employees from within for a certain percentage (20%) of open positions, where possible. Train these existing employees on the job through a mentoring program. Some agencies already have some form of these incentives, but there are others who have very little upward mobility for their employees.
Actively eliminate the perceived inability to terminate a Federal Employee for non-performance of their duties as determined by their managers, and develop a system that is both equitable and encourages high performance from employees in the GS system. The main cause of complacency in the Federal Workforce is the fact that Federal Employees know it is nearly impossible to terminate... more »