ERIC Number: ED064562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Three-Week Residential Seminar in PPBS.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Training.
The influence of the Three Week Residential Seminar in PPB offered by the Civil Service Commission on the job performance, attitudes, and career development of participants who attended the first 15 seminars was studied. The seminar program was developed to retrain experienced analysts (financial, budget, and management) and PPB output user managers for immediate assignment in and near newly created PPBS units. Questionnaires were sent to 653 former participants, representing 90 percent of the 722 individuals who attended the 15 sessions from February 1966 through June 1967; the mean response was 79 percent with a range of 66 to 93 percent. The characteristics of the participants were as follows: average level of education was four and one-half years of college; average grade level was GS-14, with a range from 9 to 18; average age was 44 years with a range of 24 to 67 years; the average years of work experience in the Federal government was 18 and the range was 2 to 40 years; and 25% had attended at least one additional course related to PPBS in the past two years. The results of the study showed that (1) a majority of the participants were directly engaged in some phase of PPB operation, (2) the seminars provided understanding of PPB concepts, (3) the techniques presented in the seminar had been put to use, (4) the seminar had stimulated self-development efforts related to PPB, and (5) 35% were able to describe specific job outputs traceable to seminar teaching. Statistical analysis of the results is presented in tables. Appendixes present the seminar schedule, questionnaire, and guest. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Training.
Identifiers: Planning Programming Budgeting System; PPBS