Improving the Federal Workforce Begins with Training, Not Hiring Freeze

ominious-legislationNTEU submitted testimony offering recommendations to improve the federal workforce and operations to a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. The union believes supervisors are in need of better training on personnel rules, employee rights and performance management systems.

NTEU testified that the General Schedule system already includes ways to deny pay increases to poor performers while rewarding outstanding employees. The government-wide hiring freeze is causing unnecessary management challenges preventing agencies’ ability to accomplish their critical missions.