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ERIC Number: ED016089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AUTOMATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN BANKING.
STEINER, CARL L.
THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE THE PERSONNEL CHANGE DIRECTLY RESULTING FROM THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING IN ONE OF THE LARGE COMMERCIAL BANKS IN BALTIMORE, TO DESCRIBE THE PROCESSES AND JOB DUTIES INVOLVED, AND TO INDICATE HOW CHANGES HAVE AFFECTED EMPLOYMENT AND WHAT MAY BE EXPECTED IN THE FUTURE. THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT RESULTED IN SOME SHIFTING AND RETRAINING OF PERSONNEL BUT NO UNEMPLOYMENT. ACTUALLY MORE WORKERS WERE ADDED TO CARE FOR THE INCREASED VOLUME OF BUSINESS. ONLY 48 JOBS WERE ABOLISHED WHILE 58 WERE CREATED AND 40 WERE INCREASED. ALTHOUGH THE OUTLOOK IS FOR CONTINUED GROWTH IN THE INDUSTRY, BANKERS DO NOT AGREE ON THE AMOUNT OF EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE. BANKS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FILL THE EXECUTIVE RANKS WITH HIGHER STARTING SALARIES, TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND RAPID PROMOTION BUT HAVE BEEN FORCED TO USE HANDICAPPED AND PART-TIME WORKERS SUCH AS HOUSEWIVES AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO MEET PEAK SEASONAL DEMANDS. HOWEVER, MOST ARE USING ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING NOW TO MEET GROWING SHORTAGES OF CLERICAL PERSONNEL. SO FAR HIGH SPEED MACHINES ARE TOOLS FOR COPING WITH SHORTAGES RATHER THAN REPLACING EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE BEING USED TO MAKE POSSIBLE A WIDER RANGE OF SERVICES AT GREATER SPEED. BECAUSE OF THE CONSIDERABLE TIME REQUIRED TO CHANGE TO AUTOMATION AND GET THE SYSTEM WORKING, THE IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING ON JOBS IN BANKING PROBABLY WILL NOT BE APPARENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS JOB TITLES AND CODES, ORGANIZATION CHARTS, AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR NEW AND EXPANDED JOBS RESULTING FROM INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC PROCESSING EQUIPMENT IN ONE LARGE COMMERCIAL BANK. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.; Maryland State Employment Service, Baltimore.
Identifiers: MARYLAND; Maryland (Baltimore)