Federal Daily News
New performance management system more of the same, labor leader says
As several agencies prepare to take part in a pilot run of a new federal performance management system, at least one labor leader already is expressing doubts as to the system’s usefulness, reports Government Executive.
The skepticism came from American Federation of Government Employees President John Gage, who spoke this week at a meeting of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, where participating agencies presented pilot details.
Gage said he did not see how the GEAR program—for goals, engagement, accountability and results—was any different from existing performance management systems. According to the report, he also noted that the system “just doesn’t excite me.”