ERIC Number: ED162131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of State and Local Training Needs in Technical Areas of Personnel Selection.
Harmon, Francis L.; Owen, William B.
A national survey was conducted to identify the needs of state and local government personnel for training in technical areas of personnel selection. Additionally, information about the adequacy of existing training resources was obtained. A checklist sent to 884 large and medium state and local jurisdictions requested information concerning the proportion of staff needing training, the level of training required, the adequacy of training now available, and the priority of training needs in each of 25 subject areas. A total of 453 (51.2%) usable returns were received. The data showed that relatively few jurisdictions consider their present training resources adequate in any of the subject areas. Many reported that most or all of their examination staff require training in areas of medium or high priority. When these factors were considered in combination, the greatest needs for training were in the areas of rating training and experience, legal regulations for selection, oral examining, and job-element examining. The distribution of training needs among the twenty-five subject areas did not vary much between large and medium jurisdictions. While more jurisdictions reported a greater need for basic than for refresher training, still more perceived a need for both. (Author/EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Personnel Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: United States