Posts on Compensation

Pulling Off Pay for Performance: Lessons from MPA Research

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Pay-for-performance (P4P) has been a hot topic among public and private managers for years. The concept is popular because it embraces the ethos of rewarding hard work. Furthermore, the “new normal” for the public sector is to do more with less and P4P seems like one strategy to accomplish that. For private sector firms, pay-for-performance […]

Paying Employees Who Are Absent in Inclement Weather

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It’s that time of year. Winter storms may make it impossible for local government employees to make it to work. Sometimes absences are for only a day or two and once the roads are clear and it is safe to drive, employees return to work. At other times, storms cause power outages that may last […]