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Rochester Innovates in Merit Pay for Municipal Employees

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This July, the City of Rochester entered a new phase in its conversion to a merit pay system for city employees. A third wave of city workers began their first year of pay-for-performance. The system, which includes both union and non-union municipal employees, is the first expanded merit pay program of its kind in New Hampshire.