ERIC Number: ED109318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Upward Mobility Through Job Restructuring. Personnel Management Series No. 26.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
The May, 1974, bulletin issued by the Civil Service Commission deals with job restructuring, the process of realigning job duties to develop technician-type or "bridge" jobs in Federal agencies, as a means to provide upward mobility for employees. Besides being highly beneficial to employees in dead end jobs at low grade levels, job restructuring planning can tie in with broader organizational concerns and become a continuous process built into the personnel system. Job restructuring consists of six elements: (1) task statements of work, (2) job descriptions of bridge positions, (3) qualification requirements, (4) selection methods, (5) training plan, and (6) training agreement with the Civil Service Commission. Some obstacles to job restructuring for upward mobility are related to a lack of full management commitment, management practices incompatible with upward mobility goals, attitudes toward minorities and women, misconceptions of job restructuring and upward mobility, and credentialism and professionalism unrelated to job duties. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Credentials, Employer Attitudes, Females, Job Analysis, Job Development, Job Training, Management Development, Minority Groups, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Development, Promotion (Occupational), Task Analysis
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.