From the Federal Times:
“The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations today approved a package of reforms it hopes will overhaul how the government manages employees’ performance.
Six agencies — the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Labor departments, the Coast Guard and the Office of Personnel Management — will pilot test the so-called GEAR model, which stands for goals, engagement, accountability and results. Those agencies now must meet and discuss how they’re going to put the new methods into action and share best practices; they will submit the first status report on the pilot tests at the next national council meeting in January..”
This is a good start which will only work if management is serious about developing its supervisors, writing good standards, tracking and sharing information, engaging in meaningful conversations and having reliable consequences for all levels of performance.