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ERIC Number: ED235318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Consultation with the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on Resource Allocation and Performance Contracting Issues.
Shea, Susan
This report offers constructive comments on several of the innovative management tools implemented by the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Issues addressed with respect to the agency's service resource allocation formula include (1) strengths of the formula; (2) whether the allocation formula is intended to create performance incentives of various kinds; (3) whether alternative performance outcome measures (other than the number of clients closed as rehabilitated--"26 closures") should be built into the formula, one of them being a cost-efficiency measure; and (4) how the VISICALC software package could be used on the agency's microcomputer to examine the potential effects of various changes in the resource allocation formula. Issues considered in the area of performance contracting include how the system can be made more comprehensive, suggestions for more clearly tying field office performance on contract targets to rewards within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation system, ways to use the performance contract system as a diagnostic tool in connecting problems, and developing the management information system capacity to support performance contracting. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.