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Howard Risher

Workforce Management Consultant

Howard Risher
Howard Risher is a consultant focusing on pay and performance. In 1990, he managed the project that led to the passage of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and the transition to locality pay. Howard has worked with a variety of federal and state agencies, the United Nations and OECD. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State and an MBA and Ph.D. in business from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of the new book It's Time for High-Performance Government: Winning Strategies to Engage and Energize the Public Sector Workforce (2016), with Bill Wilder. Risher's latest book, Rethinking Retirement: Older Workers Are Too Valuable to Lose, will be published later this year.

How Pay Incentives Compounded VA's Problems

This is not the first time the Senior Executive Service pay and performance system has been the focus of criticism. By Howard Risher