With so many pricey outside consultants scrutinizing our processes and policies, government employees have to adapt to new changes, procedures and policies. A new procedure or policy in one area of the government may be helpful elsewhere. We need to share best practices among departments, offices and Centers.
Federal managers suffer no consequences for being bad managers. The number of grievances and EEO suits filed is a red alert that something's going wrong in the office. These should be part of a manager's record, and a grievance/suit lost or settled by the agency should automatically result in a suspension of management duties.
Publish a set of goals for desired % of overhead/admin, and profits - that is, based on best business practices and add to contracting toolbox to use for comparisons and assessing historical performance of company. Include a risk factor based on... more »