with broadbanding, the Contribution-based Compensation
and Appraisal System (CCAS) is undoubtedly the most
important of the AcqDemo initiatives to most employees.
For the first time, there is clear linkage between an
employees contribution to the organization and
his or her compensation. Thats why its so
important for managers and supervisors to get employee
appraisals right: ensuring that top contributors are
recognized and compensated accordingly is what CCAS
is all about.
the organizational perspective, rewarding top contributors
motivates them to even better contributions in the future.
Conversely, under CCAS it is now possible to send a
message to those who are not contributing at the expected
level by denying them some or even all of an annual
pay increase (with the exception of locality pay, which
is not affected by CCAS).
other government ratings systems, which often had little
or no real effect on employee performance, this system
has teeth. And because it has teeth, managers and supervisors
must take care to insure they are following the guidance
and procedures laid down for CCAS; after all, these
appraisals can have significant consequences for employee
livelihoods and even quality of life.
fundamentals of the appraisal process are covered in
the Operating Procedures
(Chapter 6) and the basic AcqDemo
tutorial . This section
provides additional hints and tips for managers and
supervisors on CCAS topics that have been shown to be
areas of concern across the demonstration project to