In 2016, TVA implemented an individual performance multiplier (IPM) that allows managers to adjust employees’ annual Short-Term Incentive lump-sum payouts based on performance. Since alignment between the multiplier and performance are important to the success of the initiative, we scheduled an evaluation of TVA’s IPM. Our objective was to determine if IPMs were in alignment with performance ratings. We reviewed 5,235 adjustable payouts made in fiscal years 2017 and 2018, and found most of the IPM adjustments were in alignment with overall performance ratings. However, 59 adjustments made in fiscal years 2017 and 2018 fell outside the recommended ranges established in the IPM guideline. We determined some of these happened because the IPM process uses rounded overall performance ratings instead of actual calculated performance ratings.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
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