To the Commissioner of the spending review Carlo Cottarelli is an explanation. If told Italian leaders have a salary equal to 10.17 times the median income of an ordinary mortal, which means twice as much to France and Britain, and two and a half times compared to Germany, there’s a reason: they are very good. Take for example those of the Liguria region. About Emanuele Rossi on the 19th century that the nine superdirigenti of the giunta di Claudio Burlando had last year also reviews almost to the top. Ninety-six out of 100 for eight of them, which is an incentive of 21.12 percent more salary of about 140 thousand euros. With the ninth bravo bravissimo, Roberto Murgia, who watches them from on high by a score of 97 stratospheric. For him, a bonus of 21.34 percent. Congratulations to all and sundry. Although, let’s face it, that ninety-six collective, with ninety-seven out of order, it looks like both things already seen. Remember, for one thing, that mythical 2006: when it was discovered that there was only one among the 3. top executives of 769 public administration which had not achieved the maximum score to secure fully the variable portion of the remuneration provided for in the contract. A terrific coincidence, but made possible by an evaluation mechanism that left speechless. Public officials had to fill in a self-assessment sheet (self-assessment, you got it), he touched the top executive to testify. And so on, up to the top of the pyramid. Easy to understand that in fact would do the only faith that the single leader gave him. Idem in public companies. Normally the remuneration of managers of State enterprises or that are controlled by the regions and local authorities is divided into two parts: the fixed and the variable. And just take a look at the reports from the Court of Auditors to verify that everyone, at least in more recent years, have always received the maximum wage that slice that should be bound to the results. The one hundred percent. But it is more than understandable, if you don’t even know who should do the assessments. And who should get them, then it does. Or cannot do as it should, considering that managers of public enterprises are chosen by politics: so, what are the actual results that must reach? A brilliant statement, decent services, or rather the execution of directives of the party that has placed in that position? Good question. . . Only in this way you can conciliaredue things seemingly irreconcilable. The highest European level of remuneration of the management with the lowest level of efficiency of the services of Central and local public administration. This regrettable situation was supposed to put a piece the authority for public administration, the so-called if you looking for ,, Designed to represent the guardian of meritocracy, has never carried out that function. Has now been converted into anti-corruption authority entrusted to magistrate Raffaele Cantone, healing a wound that dates back to 2008, when the Guarantor required by international agreements had been suddenly lifted. But the problem of ratings (true) and controls (real) performance, in full period of spending review, is still all there. At the Centre as periphery. Last year the Corriere del Mezzogiorno revealed that in the Campania region almost all managers had gained the right to receive incentives. And Lombardy? Â«While 270 employees are engaged in a grueling negotiation for the renewal of the supplementary agreement, "wrote in an article on Matteo Republic Pucciarelli last May 30, Â«a 27 administrative officers were cleared the awards 2013 result: on average, 20 thousand euros per head". And Emilia Romagna? Executive Awards, explained il Resto Del Carlino "you will spend this year 600 thousand euros more, from 2.6 to 3.2 million. On the podium there are 184 executives. The last time was 160. In the future there is the promise to use more objective criteria, say in the region, but for now nothing has changed: a seven out of ten executives are assigned the maximum assessmentÂ». But cosÃ¬ fan tutti. Where for all does not mean senior bands, but the complex for civil servants. An example? In the autumn of 2012 the outgoing Government of the Lazio region, led by Renata Polverini signed with unions a supplementary contract for the regional staff simply surreal. Access to economic incentives was tied to compiling a scorecard in which there was not even the ‘ insufficient ‘. Not to mention the so-called ‘ horizontal ‘ progressions, which is the salary increases granted to employees of some administrations. The Accounting Inspector General who has sifted the accounts of the region Calabria has described impressive scenery. For about 3 thousand employees of that entity are recorded from 1999 to 2010 something like 17. 946 Â«horizontalÂ» economic progressions. We challenge anyone to prove that those salary increases correspond to an increase in the quality of services provided to businesses and citizens in Calabria. Similarly, inspectors dispatched by the Accounting review in 2010 the counts della Regione Campania denounced in a blistering report that in previous years all over 7 thousand employees had benefited from regional several times. Only excluded those who had reported criminal sentences or heavy fines. Not all, though. As a supplementary agreement, signed a few years ago the unions always Loves, the municipalizzata of Rome’s waste, with business leaders at the time. Contract which provided for the payment of a productivity bonus to those who presented the work at least half the time and did not have accumulated more than six days of disciplinary suspension. Idlers and chastened, but rewarded the same. . Extended data can be inspected checking weblink.