Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bill would track state worker productivity

A measure in the hopper by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees.

An analysis of the measure says labor productivity is defined as "the output per worker-hour of labor."

Further, the bill says "labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor Statistics methodology. Each local government would be required to submit data on local government worker productivity through the department’s website beginning in 2011."

Now that would be a truly interesting study, and a measure that's sure to cause a lot of controversy, should it go anywhere this year. Given that Rue's a freshman, chances aren't good, but in these cost-cutting times, you never know.

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