In a survey released last month, the Merit Systems Protection Board asked 4,900 federal employes whether they felt they would be rewarded or promoted if they worked harder. Overall, 62 percent said they thought it was very unlikely they would be rewarded or promoted if they worked harder.
At the General Services Administration, however, only 29 percent felt they would not be rewarded -- the lowest percentage among the agencies. (The Office of Personnel Management employes were last, with 71 percent expecting that they would not be rewarded.)
New GSA Administrator Terence C. Golden, however, has said in staff meetings that he is concerned about poor morale at the agency and will work to improve the press the agency has been getting. Golden said in an interview that he had not seen the results of the survey. MIAMI SECURITY
Last month, William A. Clinkscales, associate administrator for policy and management systems at GSA, told then-acting administrator Dwight A. Inkthat regional GSA officials in Florida were ignoring Justice Department concerns about the security of a Miami office building occupied by Drug Enforcement Administration employes. Clinkscales wrote Ink that "careful planning, analysis and even funding arrangements made by Justice for beefed-up security measures were met with a gratuitous, callous attitude from GSA employes."
Clinkscales, a former Army counterintelligence man, added: "GSA's responsibilities do not include second-guessing of security experts and, if operating officials in GSA have been doing this, it is vital that we take immediate steps to clarify our responsibilities." Joseph M. Slye, Golden's spokesman, said the new administrator is "reviewing the options."
Justice officials last week rejected GSA's recommended solution: more security guards. Justice instead wants the government to take over the top floors of the privately owned high-rise building to improve security.
Clinkscales, meanwhile, may be on Golden's list of staff members to be transferred. Sources said that Golden has spoken with former GSA administrator Gerald P. Carmen to explore ways to "handle" Clinkscales, a former whistle blower who was rescued from a do-nothing job with much fanfare in the early days of the Reagan administration. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Clinkscales can't be transferred until at least 120 days after Golden's arrival.
Golden said he has spoken to Carmen, but not about firing Clinkscales. He would not elaborate about whether a new assignment is in store for Clinkscales. ON THE MOVE
Ira Jekowsky, the Public Building Service's budget director, has been put in charge of implementing the agency's new central computer system. Jekowsky will be replaced by Stu Smith, a former Office of Management and Budget examiner for GSA . . . . J. Wayne Kulig, who is in charge of the National Defense Stockpile for GSA, has been named acting deputy commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, a new position. Kulig will be replaced by John P. Cannon, the budget chief for the Federal Property Resources Service.