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Of Course, You Could Just Insist

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Let me see if I get this right? At a time when students are having to wait weeks for appointments with counselors at Dick’s House, the College is paying staffers and faculty members to have health screenings and assessments?

Do the math: the College has about 4,000 employees (including faculty) who can each earn $150 of incentives under this program (plus the 12% that Dartmouth has to pay out for payroll taxes on these taxable payments). If everyone gets screened and assessed, the total cost in incentives will be $672,000. That’s enough for a half dozen good, young humanities profs next year, or even more counselors for students at Dick’s House

Geez. All that money so that employees will do something that is good for them — and that will help keep the College’s healthcare costs down.

May I offer an alternate management strategy? Might the College not just order its employees to do these non-intrusive examinations? And if Dartmouth’s endlessly coddled workforce does not want to do so, $150 will be deducted from their paychecks. Is that too much to ask?

Sometimes I just sit and shake my head in wonder.

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