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Howard Risher

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.
Management

The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

Some thoughts on the aging federal workforce, with applications in state and local government.

Management

With Pay for Performance, Money Is Not the Problem

Performance management practices in business are undergoing a sea change to address essentially the same problems.

Management

Coming to Terms With State and Local Government’s No. 1 Management Challenge

Successful companies manage employees as assets, not costs. It’s time the public sector did the same.