Do you believe that State Directors who make 6 figures should be paid bonuses?

What kind or metrics could the state possibly use to determine that these Directors deserves 10’s of thousands of dollars in a bonus?

The Detroit News is reporting on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director who was awarded a 16.25% bonus on a $152,250 dollar salary.  That equates to a bonus of $24,750.00.

Apparently the Michigan Civil Rights Commission violated the state’s Open Meeting Act when it approved the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director’s bonus in secret.  A spokeswoman for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission said this approval was done “inadvertently” during a busy Sept. 18 public meeting.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director has turned down the bonus and in a statement about it said:

I appreciate the vote of confidence from the Commission in my work. As a public servant, I believe these taxpayer dollars can be put to better use in programs that directly benefit the people of this state.

I am not focusing on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director or his bonus but on the practice of giving bonuses to these State Directors.  They already make a very good salary and again how can you determine if a director actually had an out of the ordinary effect on Michigan due to their leadership that a bonus is due to the Director?  It is not like a company in which you can calculate the profit that was made in a year or the increase in their stock price.

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