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The federal government needs to move to 360 degree performance appraisals, in which more than just a person's boss opines about an employee's performance in his or her job. It is too easy for a boss to be subjective, without a check of getting the views of the employee's peers and subordinates. It's very easy, for example, for a manager or executive to look good to his or her boss, but be just an awful manager of his ...more »
Criteria for federal employee performance appraisals should be set by career managers and executives, not political appointees. It is too easy for a president and political appointees to use discretion under the law to frustrate congressional intent, if they can use the lever of performance appraisals to get federal employees to focus on an ideological agenda, versus execution of the law that is faithful to congressional ...more »
The government should be very careful with crowd-sourcing efforts. It is very easy for powerful interests to mobilize their members/friends to participate, skewing things in directions that are favorable to their views. We already have examples of that on this site. Imagine the AARP mobilizing its membership to re-write the laws for Social Security and Medicare. In the real world, motivated and coached guidance from ...more »
OMB routinely gets advance drafts of agency rules and tells agencies the changes that are necessary, before an agency officially submits a draft rule for review by OMB. This currently does not get disclosed (e.g., when it happens, what OMB changes in the draft rule, etc.). This White House influence on agency rulemaking needs sunshine, to allow the public to see how the president and his support staff are deviating ...more »
Why is the White House only holding this forum open for a week, and over the Memorial Day holiday, to boot? I wonder about motivation. Is it really to really get participation, or to limit the ability of the website to gather steam, if they don't follow up on some things? Underwhelming implementation, folks.