From press release:
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a 2007 status report on performance-based pay systems within the federal government, which currently support over 298,000 federal employees. The report, Alternative Personnel Systems in the Federal Government – A Status Report on Demonstration Projects and Other Performance-Based Pay Systems, includes information based on agency data, evaluations and studies, and it demonstrates performance-based pay systems “work.”
“This report shows performance-based pay systems drive improvements in managing performance, recruiting and retaining quality employees, and achieving results-oriented performance cultures,” said OPM Director Linda M. Springer.
The report also includes profiles of demonstration projects currently operating under OPM authority, as well as independent and executive pay systems where employee pay is linked to performance.