ERIC Number: ED117336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Upward Mobility Career Counseling; A Self-Instructional Text for First-Line Managers.
Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
The handbook is a guide for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) personnel managers charged with providing career counseling for employees involved in the voluntary Upward Mobility program. Any IRS employee in a career ladder where the journeyman level is grade 7 or lower is eligible to compete for an Upward Mobility Target Position. Every employee in grades 1-7 is given a skills and interest survey; two completed example surveys are included to acquaint personnel managers with their use in counseling interviews. The next step involves the identification and matching of projected vacancies with employee interests, or the recommendation of alternate career goals. A problem-solving exercise (helping an employee decide between taxpayer service representative and revenue agent) offers counseling techniques. At this point, the employee is ready to develop an individual development plan of objectives and activities for the coming year. The plan needs to be responsive to competition, the possibility of failing to achieve a stated objective, and to revision. For self-instructional purposes, a number of possible employee situations are presented with overall ways of handling them. Sample projection vacancy charts are included as well as sample occupational information for 11 IRS positions. (EA)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.