A senior Bush administration official says civil service reform outside of the Defense and Homeland Security departments is needed to improve recruitment and retention.
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Senior personnel officials say that there is no benefit in waiting for results from changes at the Defense and Homeland Security departments.
Under draft OPM legislation, future pay increases would be tied not just to written performance standards, but unwritten guidelines such as common courtesy.
NTEU says governmentwide civil service changes are premature and misguided.
Michael Chertoff also urges full funding for the pay-for-performance system.
Recipients were supposed to receive information about new prescription drug benefits, but Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acknowledges some problems with mailing.
Target date for first group of employees to join the system shifted from July until the fall.
Proposal would do away with the General Schedule system by 2010.
Union leaders say meetings accomplished little, if anything.
The House is trying to speed the process of providing higher compensation for disabled military retirees.