The administration has issued an instructional memorandum to agencies regarding the policy for awards provided in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to frontline employees. In 2010, a cap was instituted that limited awards for both senior executives and frontline employees, which has resulted in significantly lower awards for all federal employees in recent years.
In December 2015, the President issued an Executive Order (EO) implementing a series of reforms for the Senior Executive Service (SES), which included a new evaluation system, and which also raised the awards cap for these individuals’ awards for FY 2017. Following the release of the EO, NTEU discussed the need with both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to correspondingly increase the awards cap for all other federal employees, who as you know, make up more than 99 percent of the federal workforce. Continue reading “Update on Fiscal Year 2017 Employee Awards Policy”