Panel: State agency can use job ratings to set pay
BATON ROUGE - The state Civil Service Commission will allow the state revenue agency to use employee job evaluations to determine how much of a pay bonus its workers will receive.
The Advocate reports it's the first time the commission has allowed a state agency to use the job rating in determining pay since a new performance evaluation system went into effect last year.
The revenue department will give those who rated exceptional in recent reviews a 4 percent one-time boost in their pay while those rated successful will get 2 percent.
According to the agency, 141 employees rated exceptional while 488 rated successful. Another nine employees will get nothing because they rated needs improvement-unsuccessful are ineligible for any type of pay boost.