Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is launching a new performance-based pay system for approximately 3,000 non-union state employees.
Ricketts announced the change Wednesday as a way to run state government more like a business:
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The program will allow bonus increases for employees deemed top performers.
The governor’s office says the employees affected include managers and professional employees who aren’t subject to the union contract:
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The next union contract will be negotiated in late 2018, and the administration will assess whether pay for performance will be a point of negotiation on that contract at a later time.
The “pay for performance” program will be funded with existing dollars traditionally used for cost-of-living increases.