Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why the dancing on the desktops continues

From the Federal Times:

Obama to expand benefits, unionize TSA, curb outsourcing, review pay reform

President-elect Barack Obama said he will expand family leave, flexible work schedule and teleworking benefits to federal employees; roll back controversial pay-for-performance systems; review current outsourcing policies; and give collective-bargaining rights to Transportation Security Administration employees.

In a series of late-October letters to John Gage, the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, Obama sounded off on numerous issues and policies. The union released the letters today.

“While I strongly believe that workers can and should be rewarded for high quality work, the administration’s failure to fund the [pay-for-performance] initiative guaranteed that rewarding one employee would be at the expense of another,” Obama said in a letter on Homeland Security Department issues. “This is unfair and serves to reduce morale, rather than improve it.”

4 comments:

  1. oh so many leaks in this boat of america...so many holes to patch.

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  2. oh so many leaks in this boat of america...so many holes to patch.

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  3. Oh lead me Obama. You know how I like it when you talk smart to me. Sounds like change we can believe in, or at least hope for.

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