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ERIC Number: ED510384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Pay-for-Performance: New Developments and Issues. Working Paper 2007-05
Cannon, Mark D.
National Center on Performance Incentives
Intense competitive pressure and the need for continual improvements have led to a burgeoning interest in and use of pay-for-performance programs. This paper explores the increased use of pay-for-performance, drawing examples from healthcare, education, and the government. Suggestions are made as to how best to implement pay-for-performance programs, while drawing attention to key implementation problems. The author suggests that pay-for-performance programs will be enhanced by greater research and experimentation, as well as an increased emphasis on initial design. Specifically, practitioners need to be wary of common design problems, including difficulty in measuring performance, limited funds for payouts, and perceptions of unfairness.
National Center on Performance Incentives. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, PMB #43, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-5538; Fax: 615-322-6018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034