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A note for one month's wages issued to sailors on their signing a ship's articles.

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MULTIPLE PIECE RATE PLAN

A wage incentive plan wherein increasingly higher unit pay rates are given to the worker as his productivity increases.

MERIT PAY PLAN

Work performed for a set hourly wage that varies from one pay period to another as a function of the worker's productivity, but never declines below a guaranteed minimum wage.

JOB FACTOR

An essential job element which provides a basis for selecting and training employees and establishing the wage plan for the job. Also known as job characteristic.

JOB EVALUATION

Orderly qualitative appraisal of each job or position in an establishment either by a point system for the specific job characteristics or by comparison of job factors; used for establishing a job hierarchy and wage plans.

BARTH PLAN

A wage incentive plan intended for a low task and for all efficiency points and defined as: earning rate per hour square root of the product (hours standard hours actual).

BEDAUX PLAN

A wage incentive plan in which work is standardized into man-minute units called bedaux (B); 60 B per hour is 100% productivity, and earnings are based on work units per length of time.

DIFFERENTIAL PIECE-RATE SYSTEM

A wage plan based on a standard task time whereby the worker receives increased or decreased piece rates as his or her production varies from that expected for the standard time. following pressure reduction. differential steam calorimeter

GANTT TASK AND BONUS PLAN

A wage incentive plan in which high task efficiency is maintained by providing a percentage bonus as a reward for production in excess of standard.

GROUP INCENTIVE

Any wage incentive applied to more than one employee who is engaged in group work characterized by interdependent relationship between operations with consequent physical proximity and unification of interest.

SHIP'S ARTICLES

A written agreement between the master of a ship and the crew concerning their employment. It includes rates of pay and capacity of each crewman, the date of commencement of the voyage and its duration.

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