ERIC Number: ED138729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Intergovernmental Linkage and Cooperation: Models for Strengthening State and Local Management of Manpower Programs.
Cassell, Frank H.; And Others
A project was designed to identify barriers which preclude cooperation or coordination among agencies (particularly the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Environmental Protection Agency) in the discharge of their manpower responsibilities and to develop techniques for overcoming the barriers identified. Six major barriers were identified: Communication methods, confusing and conflicting rules and regulations, turf, information, planning cycle problems, and goal incongruence and role confusion. This report presents the resulting six models (and an introduction) which comprise a conceptual framework for linkage, or overcoming the coordination barriers. Each model includes recommendations for a 1-day seminar agenda and supportive exhibits which aid in developing seminars to teach the model. The models are titled (1) Problem Identification, (2) Communication Strategies for Liaison Relationships, (3) Implementation: Defining and Solving Liaison Problems (explores the problems of confusing and conflicting rules, turf, and goal incongruence), (4) Public and Private Sector Linkages in the Employment and Training System (explores the relationship between supply and demand in the labor market and the role of intermediaries), (5) Exchange of Information and Interagency Linkages (designed to enable decisionmakers to analyze the information needs of their projects), and (6) Budgeting and Program Analysis. The final section of this report, "Applying the Models," is a workbook developed by the project staff and is designed to carry operating personnel through the steps necessary for applying each of the models. (SH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Programs, Employment Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Local Government, Models, Organizational Communication, Problem Solving, Program Budgeting, Program Improvement, Seminars, State Agencies, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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