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Out of 1.2 Million Federal Employees, Only 737 Denied Raises for Poor Performance
The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/22/11 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 03/22/2011 1:37:23 PM PDT by Nachum

Here's your eye-popping statistic of the day, courtesy Stephen Losey at Federal Times:

Does job performance play a factor in employee raises and step increases?

Unions defending the General Schedule say yes.

But the latest numbers say clearly no.

Only 737 out of more than 1.2 million GS employees — or one in every 1,698 — were denied a regularly scheduled step increase and accompanying raise in 2009 because of poor performance, according to data provided by the Office of Personnel Management at Federal Times' request.

That equates to a 0.06 percent denial rate, which is far lower than any estimates given of how many poor performers exist in the work force. OPM estimated in 1999 that poor performers make up approximately 3.7 percent of the federal work force. A 2000 survey by the Merit Systems Protection Board found that 14.3 percent of federal employees were judged by co-workers to be performing below reasonably expected levels.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: employees; federal; million; only
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1 posted on 03/22/2011 1:37:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ebonomics


2 posted on 03/22/2011 1:38:26 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 03/22/2011 1:38:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

And I would be that if you investigated those 737 denied raises, they are probably those who under major indictment, or charged with rape, murder, or something equally as serious.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 1:39:20 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Nachum

Wow!!! Now that just goes to show you that THE HIGHEST caliber, highest performing, highest level of selfless service in the entire country can be found in the public sector!!! More amazing than even these statistics is that evidently I have personally come in contact with the majority of the 737 poor performers in the few Govt. offices that I visit on a regular basis...what are the odds of that?!?!!??


5 posted on 03/22/2011 1:47:10 PM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Nachum

were denied a regularly scheduled step increase

You better have a dang good reason to stop a regularly scheduled raise which is only once every two years. Normally it is only a couple hundred dollars anyway and by the time you take out taxes, they might end up with 30 bucks a pay check. Let’s not act like they are getting 10 million like the CEOs of big corporations are getting even with the layoffs (which I guess they do so they get the big bonus’).


6 posted on 03/22/2011 1:50:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: PGR88
And I would be that if you investigated those 737 denied raises, they are probably those who under major indictment, or charged with rape, murder, or something equally as serious.

Or dead themselves. Nope. Never mind. Dead would probably be treated as a disability and therefore points awarded and a raise given.

7 posted on 03/22/2011 1:50:26 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: Nachum

Wow! How bad were those 737 that they couldn’t even get a government raise!


8 posted on 03/22/2011 1:50:56 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: John.Galt2012

More amazing than even these statistics is that evidently I have personally come in contact with the majority of the 737 poor performers in the few Govt. offices that I visit on a regular basis

ROTFLMAO. Now that was funny and pretty accurate.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 1:51:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: PGR88

Or they all listen to Rush Limbaugh.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 1:52:31 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: PGR88
And I would be that if you investigated those 737 denied raises, they are probably those who under major indictment, or charged with rape, murder, or something equally as serious.

Middle aged male melanin deficient.

11 posted on 03/22/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Nachum

no wonder they are paid so much. They are all top performers


12 posted on 03/22/2011 2:10:46 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Why, those happen to be the 737 confirmed conservatives in the workforce!


13 posted on 03/22/2011 2:11:22 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: napscoordinator

Oh, but let’s act like we are all making millions of dollars are all nothing but a bunch of lazy, malcontents who are bilking tax-payers every year. It is more fun to lump all Fed Employees in the same basket here at FR.</s>

I am maxed out at a step 10 and won’t be getting any more step increases unless I COMPETE for a HIGHER GRADE.

But, I have had employees work for me who were denied a step-increase because of a less than stellar rating. I just made sure I documented along the road.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 2:17:52 PM PDT by Neets
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To: Nachum

Those 737 must have been really, really, really bad.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 2:20:36 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Nachum

How many of them received bonuses and then had a Desk-Audit to move to a higher GS Grade?


16 posted on 03/22/2011 2:42:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: napscoordinator
Let’s not act like they are getting 10 million like the CEOs of big corporations are getting even with the layoffs (which I guess they do so they get the big bonus’).

Let's cool it with the class envy, OK?

17 posted on 03/22/2011 3:42:39 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: PGR88

Or, worse still, provided honest feedback on the EPIC FAIL of the policies of the current administration. . .


18 posted on 03/22/2011 6:10:49 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Nachum
Does job performance play a factor in employee raises and step increases?
Unions defending the General Schedule say yes.

Why is this issue debateable?
In the private sector, There is no such thing as "step increases" or "longevity raises."
Why should the public employees "demand" those? The reward for satisfactorily doing your job, is you get to keep it.
If you can't do satisfactory, you get to look for a new job.

It works in the private sector. If you are worth what you think you are, finding a better job should be a slam dunk.

I can't think of a defensible reason why it should not apply to the public sector as well.

19 posted on 03/22/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: napscoordinator
You better have a dang good reason to stop a regularly scheduled raise which is only once every two years.

The only reason an employer needs is he can't afford it.

Unhappy with that? Slam the door on your way out and get a higher paying job. Don't forget to pout and throw yourself on the floor and have a hissy fit.

Why do public employees deserve arbitrary raises that their employer, the taxpayer does not?

Belonging to a union full of thugs does not count as a defensible reason.

ps
Is your Freeper name a union-assigned title?

20 posted on 03/22/2011 6:21:48 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Neets
I am maxed out at a step 10 and won’t be getting any more step increases unless I COMPETE for a HIGHER GRADE.

OMG!
Let me find my violin.

Most private workers are stuck at step 3, and private industry (your employers) does not create ten times the people it needs at step 4 until they actually need them even when it takes 15 years.

Any unhappy step three-ers are free to go find a higher paying job any time they want. They can't assume they deserve the next step simply because they thik so, or "that's the way it is..."

What's the problem?

21 posted on 03/22/2011 6:42:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Publius6961

You are an ass.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 7:45:12 PM PDT by Neets
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