CHCOs want new pay scale, better HR staffs


The Partnership for Public Service released a report this morning containing advice for the next president from chief human capital officers. The Partnership surveyed 54 CHCOs, and their deputies, and solicited opinions on several topics: pay scales, telework, and the effectiveness of their HR staffs, to name a few. (The complete report, in PDF form, is here.)

Two of the most interesting conclusions:

First, a clear majority of the respondents favored eliminating the General Schedule pay scale; just 14 percent thought it should be retained:

Should the GS pay system be...

Second, more than half of the respondents view their human resources staffers largely as “transaction managers,” not trusted business advisors — and those numbers have gotten worse since last year:

To what extent is your HR staff a trusted business advisor?

The full report is worth a read; it highlights a number of important workforce challenges that the president-elect should confront come Jan. 20.


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