DF just called me, incredulous. Was told that despite being a top performer, she's not getting the highest rating because if she got that, they'd be forced to give her such a high bonus that they'd have to take money away from the other people in the group. So the answer was to lower her rating. DF is BIPOC. WOW. I feel like I just encountered institutional racism for the first time in my life. That story really brought it home. Dhs would NEVER in a million years have been told that.