ERIC Number: ED118779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
An Employment Service Research and Development Strategy.
Aller, Curtis C.; And Others
The report presents a strategy developed by an outside research group for the manpower administration which would: (1) identify and organize the questions facing the U.S. Employment Service (ES), (2) set priorities among the questions, and (3) outline alternative approaches for answering the questions. The study was undertaken in order to clarify the role of the employment service. Most of the data were collected via visits to State and regional employment service offices. A process of problem identification was conducted in several stages. The main issue discovered during the fieldwork phase was that of setting objectives for the ES. A systematic framework encompassing the four categories of objectives, ES operational activities or services, organization and management, and the labor market in which ES operates was developed. An agenda for further research and development (R and D) activities including performance management, counseling, and intensive services studies is proposed. Four R and D options are described for achieving the goals of developing a clear statement of ES objectives and an operating model of an effectively performing system. Finally, potential problems in managing such an effort are presented. (LJ)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Cost Effectiveness, Employment Services, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Research Methodology, State Agencies
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Manpower Research, Berkeley, CA.