City Employees Could Get Bonuses for Saving Money

Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega wants City employees to be actively involved in trimming the municipal budget. He'll ask the Tucson City Council tomorrow to consider two employee incentive programs. One would allow a worker to receive a bonus of 1 percent of an implemented idea that saves at least $2,500. The other program would give all City employees a bonus if a Mayor and Council-set citywide performance goal is met.

“It focuses the entire organization to make sure there is clarity that we have some difficult financial times and we’re going to need everybody’s help,” Ortega said.

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