Monday, October 17, 2005

Sask: Performance bonuses for bureaucrats proposed

Someone out there thinks Saskatchewan's top bureaucrats are doing such a good job they deserve a raise.

We think only the top bureaucrat who manages to reduce absenteeism by 20 per cent should get a raise.

Kicker is that most government bonus programs don't single out individual managers for a bonus, all managers get a bonus when certain hardly-measurable targets are hit (that's certainly the case in Alberta).

So that means the joker who planned the retirement junket to PA will probably get a bonus this year. Now THAT'S what I call accountability!

Bonus structures are good as long as they are tied to specific measurable performance targets.


Forex said...
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Anonymous said...

The USSR had way more civil servents per capita than even SK, but the joke was that "we pretend to work and they pretend to pay us." Our population is falling, there are fewer private sector workers, hey, why not reward these guys?

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