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Bringing Performance to the FAA

The FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association agreed to
extend their current labor contract two years. Essentially the basic
contract was extended, however, there were some significant changes toward
an incentive payment program or performance based pay.

Based on the agreement, any controller pay raises over the next two years
will be based on progress in meeting certain goals such as reductions in
runway incursions, controller errors (we should be so lucky) and increased
airline ontime performance -- there will be NO general pay increases.

The deal increases the number of FAA employees under performance based pay
arrangements to 75 percent - up from 37 percent.

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