Agencies Could Learn a Lot From Tennessee's Shift to Pay for Performance
Federal agencies will certainly not be the first public employer to switch to pay for performance.
Among the earliest were Florida in 1968 and Wisconsin and Utah in 1969. Over the next four decades, reports show another 20 states adopted the policy although almost half cover less than 10 percent of the workforce. Unfortunately, their experience has not been documented or assessed recently.
The most recent may be Tennessee, and by all standards it’s demonstrated one of most successful transitions. The statute Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act was signed in April 2012, although significantly the first payouts didn’t occur until 2016.
Shortly after Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam began his first term in 2011, he began three initiatives that focused on the need for reform and improved performance.
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