Pay for Performance
The concept of allocating 2% base pay and awarding increases through performance evaluations was developed in 2014 and implemented beginning in 2015. The Board of Commissioners recognized that the old system of annual increases which exceeded 4.5% was not sustainable. The intent was to limit the annual wage increases while allowing for higher awards to higher performing employees. A review of the wages paid for the Commissioner Departments reveals that actual wage growth from 2017 was only 0.37% higher than the actual 2014 wages. This is $1.6 million under target and $3.8 million less than the old system of 4.5% growth would have yielded, just in 2017.