The Department of Defense is leading the shift in how to attract, retain and motivate public sector employees
Washington (PRWEB) September 20, 2007
WorldatWork, the association of human resources, compensation and benefits professionals, today announced it has been selected to present compensation competency training for the Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Personnel Management Service (CPMS). WorldatWork will serve as a sub-contractor to Virginia-based SI International (Nasdaq: SINT), a provider of information technology and network solutions, on this award.
Under terms of the agreement, WorldatWork will educate DoD human resource managers on administering pay in a market-sensitive, pay for performance system. This month, DoD begins a certification program with a two-week training session of intensive compensation competencies. Participants are required to take an introductory course, complete three training modules and pass three exams as the first steps toward serving as an Advisory Compensation Analyst able to support critical, strategic compensation decisions.
"The Department of Defense is leading the shift in how to attract, retain and motivate public sector employees," said Anne Ruddy, CCP, president of WorldatWork. "It is a privilege for us to be part of this change initiative, and we are honored that CPMS and SI International selected us as a partner."
The Department of Defense has implemented the National Security Personnel System, a pay-for-performance alternative to the General Schedule, a system known for providing predictable pay raises to white-collar federal employees. "Public employers are increasingly moving away from payment systems focused on equal increases for all employees to rewarding those who make exceptional contributions," explained Ruddy. "When implemented correctly, paying for performance increases employee productivity and engagement."
The Total Rewards Association
WorldatWork (http://www.worldatwork.org) is an international association of human resource professionals and business leaders focused on attracting, motivating and retaining employees. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork provides practitioners with knowledge leadership to effectively design and implement strategies and practices in total rewards – compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, development and career opportunities. WorldatWork supports its 30,000 members and customers in 75 countries with thought leadership, education, publications, research and certification. WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Washington, D.C.
The WorldatWork group of registered marks includes: WorldatWork®, workspan®, Certified Compensation Professional or CCP®, Certified Benefits Professional® or CBP, Global Remuneration Professional or GRP®, Work-Life Certified Professional or WLCP®, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals®, and Alliance for Work-Life Progress® or AWLP®.
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