Answering Faulty Information About Merit-Based Pay
Not long ago, I shared some information about Collin County’s Pay-For-Performance (aka PFP or merit pay) system for public employees.
Most of the comments on the article were positive, but some criticisms of PFP had faulty information that needs to be addressed. Clearly there is a continuing need to explain the county’s compensation policies before we go into another budget cycle.
One particular employee comment boiled down to these three arguments:
Employees would prefer guaranteed pay raises through the years.
We are losing officers to surrounding municipalities.
Senior officers are not adequately compensated.