The municipality I work for is attempting to meet all the requirements to receive the Baldridge Award. I don't know much other than it's a management style considered to be the best currently utilized. That being said our city administrator is attempting to implement some new policies into the PD and city. His most recent idea was a performance based bonus check of $500.00. The chosen few were selected based on their IEDP's and evaluations. These 2 documents are filled out by your immediate supervisor and put in your file. As far as we know these documents were pulled and if you rated very-good or superior your name was placed into a dossier and from that file certain people were selected to receive a $500.00 bonus check. This has done nothing more than cause a rift in our department. Of course we had people to receive it that we feel did not deserve it as well as people we feel deserve it who did not. A real morale killer. We also feel that because the same IEDP's and evaluations that are used city-wide that are used for LEO's that we did not get a fair shot because police work isn't really something that can be compared to parks and rec, sanitation, etc... I did not receive one and it really killed my pro-activity for a day or so. It took me awhile to decide that I was not going to let a decision effect who I am as a LEO and that it would not effect my work ethic. Newly married with a baby on the way that $500.00 sure would have helped though. That's all, I just felt like typing it out somewhere. If you read this far I appreciate you taking the time. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!