ERIC Number: ED230638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Management Study of Personnel Policies and the Department of Personnel Services.
Cresap, McCormick, and Paget, Inc., Chicago, IL.
The report presents the findings of a management study conducted to review personnel policies and practices in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public School system. The study, part of a multiyear evaluation of the entire school system's management operation, examines personnel policies, procedures, and operations in the areas of recruitment, application processing, equal employment opportunity, employee classification and placement, performance evaluations, promotions, personnel testing, preemployment physical examinations, voluntary and involuntary transfers, administration of substitute programs, personnel records maintenance, administration of workers' compensation and leave programs, and work scheduling. Based on the analyses, it was recommended that: (1) the Department of Personnel Services should strengthen its leadership role; (2) there is a need for further improvement in Personnel Services' functions, structure, staffing, and management; (3) accessibility to policies and procedures should be improved; (4) the use of part time positions should be instituted where possible to reduce cost; (5) leave policies should be reevaluated to reduce sick leave abuses; and (6) costs and benefits of work performance samples should be reassessed for cost effectiveness. Appended to the study is a summary of a national survey of personnel departments. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.
Authoring Institution: Cresap, McCormick, and Paget, Inc., Chicago, IL.