Federal Bureaucrats strike back at pay-for-performance

Thomas Lifson
Government worker unions object to measuring and rewarding performance in federal employees, so implementation of the planned National Security Personnel System is being held up. Joe Davidson of the WaPo reports:

The Pentagon has temporarily stopped moving civilian employees from the traditional General Schedule -- or GS -- employee classification structure to the controversial National Security Personnel System.

Under pressure from federal employee unions and members of Congress, and facing a skeptical commander in chief, the Defense Department announced today that it and the Office of Personnel Management will undertake a review of the NSPS.

President Obama is in the union camp on this:

During last year's his election campaign, President Obama said he would "strongly consider a complete repeal" or at least an extensive overhaul of NSPS. The announcement did not mention the president, but it did say "with new leadership under a new administration, DoD and OPM will engage with key stakeholders in examining NSPS."

This represents one more step toward the new American class structure. The new aristocracy of government employees enjoys job security, health care security, and ample secure retirement allowances. Whenever possible, they are also freed from any accountability and liability for their actions/

The mass of ordinary Americans, who must labor to provide sustenance for the aristocracy, face all of these contingencies.

Hat tip: Laurie Myroie
Government worker unions object to measuring and rewarding performance in federal employees, so implementation of the planned National Security Personnel System is being held up. Joe Davidson of the WaPo reports:

The Pentagon has temporarily stopped moving civilian employees from the traditional General Schedule -- or GS -- employee classification structure to the controversial National Security Personnel System.

Under pressure from federal employee unions and members of Congress, and facing a skeptical commander in chief, the Defense Department announced today that it and the Office of Personnel Management will undertake a review of the NSPS.

President Obama is in the union camp on this:

During last year's his election campaign, President Obama said he would "strongly consider a complete repeal" or at least an extensive overhaul of NSPS. The announcement did not mention the president, but it did say "with new leadership under a new administration, DoD and OPM will engage with key stakeholders in examining NSPS."

This represents one more step toward the new American class structure. The new aristocracy of government employees enjoys job security, health care security, and ample secure retirement allowances. Whenever possible, they are also freed from any accountability and liability for their actions/

The mass of ordinary Americans, who must labor to provide sustenance for the aristocracy, face all of these contingencies.

Hat tip: Laurie Myroie