From FederalDaily.com, 08/10/12:
One of the highlights of the newly negotiated collective bargaining agreement announced this month between the Transportation Security Administration and its airport screeners is the scrapping of the agency’s much-criticized pay-for-performance system.
Under the new agreement negotiated by the transportation security officers’ new sole representative, the American Federation of Government Employees, TSA will introduce a new system that assesses employees’ performance based more heavily on how well they perform on the job than on how well they score on certification tests.
The current Performance Accountability and Standards System (PASS), which opponents have criticized as subjective and unfair, relies heavily on certification test scores to assess employee competency. Those certification test scores will no longer count on performance scores and pay increases, AFGE said.
The PASS system will be replaced by a new Transportation Officers Performance System, which will assess a screener’s competency in large measure by evaluating actual on-the-job performance of duties.
Other contract highlights are available here on the AFGE website: http://bit.ly/NW7BMy