2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Performance Incentive Pay Program

Item 467 #3s

Item 467 #3s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2015 $70,000,000 FY2016 $70,000,000 GF

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"O.1. This item includes $70,000,000 in the first year and $70,000,000 in the second year from the general fund to implement a permanent, performance incentive payment program for all classified employees in the Executive Branch and other full-time employees of the Commonwealth, except elected officials, who were employed on July 1, 2013 and remain employed until at least June 30, 2014. This funding is intended to achieve a statewide average performance incentive pay of three percent in each year.
2. This program shall be implemented in accordance with the procedures contained in the Department of Human Resources Policy 140 "Performance Increases and Formula" except that such payments shall be paid on a lump sum basis in the first full payroll period immediately following an employee's annual performance evaluation and shall not constitute a salary increase.  Agencies not subject to this policy shall develop comparable policies that shall be reviewed and approved by the Department of Human Resources Management prior to any payments being made.
3. The director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall administratively adjust nongeneral fund appropriations as required to implement the performance incentive payment program."

(This amendment replaces the one-time contingent bonus payment contained in the introduced budget with a new and permanent performance incentive payment structured similarly to best practices used by large private employers.)