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.
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)
Eliminate hiring incentives, or make the time a new hire has to serve longer to get the incentive.
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 »