Howard Risher

Workforce Management Consultant Howard Risher is a consultant focusing on pay and performance. In 1990, he managed the project that led to the passage of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and the transition to locality pay. Howard has worked with a variety of federal and state agencies, the United Nations and OECD. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State and an MBA and Ph.D. in business from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of the new book It's Time for High-Performance Government: Winning Strategies to Engage and Energize the Public Sector Workforce (2016), with Bill Wilder.
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Eyes on the Prize

September 1, 1997 Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series on compensation practices. The first story, which appeared in the August issue of Government Executive, is available here. he past few years have seen more changes in the way work is organized and managed than in the previous half century...

Why Your Pay Doesn't Stack Up

August 1, 1997 he pressure to change the way you are paid is building up steam as agencies struggle to modernize. In a reinvention drive that has relied on many private sector tools for improving the behavior of organizations and their employees, pay incentives are the missing link. Other techniques--such as quality management,...