Covering Louisiana

Nov 3, 2011 6:30 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Panel considers state employee evaluation revamp

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State employees may face a new job evaluation system.
The Civil Service Commission voted 6-0 Wednesday to move ahead with a revamp of the evaluations, without linking it to a new pay raise schedule.
The Times-Picayune reports the commission's vote clears the way for its staff to publish the new job evaluation rules. A public hearing will follow in December.
If it gets final approval, the new plan would take effect by July 1, 2013.
The proposal would condense the existing five-level evaluation system into a three-tier grading system in what Civil Service Director Shannon Templet called an attempt to clearly link an employee's performance to an agency's goals. It would affect the more than 51,400 "classified" state employees under the civil service system.

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