ERIC Number: ED261249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Mobility Assistance Program. A Comprehensive Evaluation Report.
Hicks, Laurabeth H.
The Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) was established to assist U.S. Department of Education employees affected by the reduction in force (RIF). MAP's mission was to provide career transition and outplacement job search assistance to RIF-affected employees. It provided these services: job search, personnel support, training, and professional individual and group counseling. Based on the definition of the MAP mission goals and objectives, the MAP evaluation design consisted of these components: assessment of program implementation, program delivery, and program impact and cost/benefit comparisons. The methodology consisted of review of MAP records and materials, administration of surveys, and MAP staff interviews. Collected data and information strongly suggested that MAP achieved the goals and objectives related to its mission. Program activity was implemented generally as planned with significant employee participation. Program services were effectively delivered and had positive impacts on the career transition and outplacement job search process for RIF-affected employees. A possible pattern of benefits exceeding costs for the MAP implementation was suggested. An overriding theme of recommendations was a need for the ongoing provision of career planning and job placement assistance. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Technology, Inc., McLean, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.