ERIC Number: ED344606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Library Staff Evaluations and Merit Pay Decisions: A Case Study.
Meyer, Linda; Wood, Richard J.
Because of support staff dissatisfaction with Sam Houston State University library's evaluation and merit system, the Director initiated a staff evaluation committee which reviewed current evaluation practices, drafted a new evaluation instrument, and revised the evaluation process. The factors which were involved in this evaluation process are described in this paper as well as the three sections of the new evaluation instrument: (1) Section 1, in which all job criteria apply to all staff and receive equal weights of 10 each for a total of 350; (2) Section 2 in which staff weight only those criteria that apply to their own jobs; and (3) Section 3, in which the staff notes their accomplishments, library and university committees, training, workshops attended, and any other pertinent information such as related community work. How these criteria are scored, and by whom, is also described. The impact of the new instrument on staff morale is noted, and an informal survey conducted to determine staff attitudes toward the old and new evaluation instruments is described. A summary of the survey results is given, and it is concluded that the new evaluation instrument is more highly favored. Copies of both the old form and the current form are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX.