ERIC Number: ED143272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
A Manual for Budgeting and Accounting for Manpower Resources in Postsecondary Education.
Jones, Dennis P.; Drews, Theodore H.
This sixth version of "A Manual for Manpower Accounting in Higher Education" is the product of a six-year joint effort by NCES and NCHEMS. Data on manpower resources within an institution reflects the nature, amount, and use of the asset or resource that its personnel represent. Conventional personnel data, by contrast, typically consist only of items important in distinguishing between individuals. Effective management of an institution demands that both types of data be maintained. Information needed for the planning and management of manpower resources should be: (1) descriptive of the kinds and amounts of resources available to the institution (analogous to a description of the various fund groups and the dollars available for allocation in each); (2) information about the allocation of these resources to programs and their use there (the equivalent of budget and expenditure information); and (3) information about the activities conducted by manpower resources (the analog of objects of expenditure). A useful description of the pool of available manpower resources also requires both some way of classifying the resources that will allow differentiation of distinctly different ones; and a way of measuring the amounts of each type of resource available for assignment in the institution. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, College Administration, Guides, Higher Education, Human Resources, Information Needs, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Management Information Systems, Personnel Data, Personnel Management, Staff Utilization, Talent Utilization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01688-5, $1.35)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Note: Some parts may be marginally legible due to small print of the original document