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The number of career senior executives receiving a bonus based on their job performance increased by 12.2 percentage points between fiscal years 2013 and 2014 across government, and the average amount of individual performance awards increased $347 during that time.
Here are the top five most generous agencies when it came to individual performance awards in fiscal 2014. We’ve defined “most generous” as those agencies that provided bonuses that were more than the average individual award of $10,560 governmentwide. Again, these are averages; some senior executives might have received more money, and others less than the amount listed in parentheses.
- National Science Foundation ($15,333)
- Justice ($14,600)
- Small Business Administration ($13,894)
- Education ($12,800)
- Commerce ($12,177)
The agencies that doled out the smallest individual SES performance (less than $10,560) awards in fiscal 2014 were:
- State Department ($8,434)
- General Services Administration ($8,509)
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission ($9,013)
- Transportation Department ($9,063)
- Veterans Affairs Department ($9,450)