Ricketts says a performance pay system will become effective for nonunion state employees in his Cabinet agencies.
The change does not apply to state governmental workers represented by public employee unions, by far the majority of the state’s 17,500 or so state employees.
Under the new program, state employees affected will likely receive a standard raise of 1.5% and could receive larger raises if they exceed established goals. Those who fail to reach their goals will not get a pay raise.
The program goes into effect at the beginning of the New Year.
“Top organizations in business and government recognize their teammates for their performance,” Gov. Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “This new pay for performance plan will bring state agencies into alignment with private sector best practices and give leaders a new tool to recognize our teammates who are making state government more effective, efficient, and customer focused.”
About 20 other states use performance pay systems, said Jason Jackson, the governor’s chief human resources officer.