ERIC Number: ED371212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
The Federal Government Testing Program: The Next 100 Years.
Gowing, Marilyn K.
One vision of the future is that federal government workers will be assessed through a nationwide examination system applicable to them and to individuals competing for private sector jobs and promotions. A working group has already been established to develop a task force for a nationwide classification system. A standardized occupational classification system must be accompanied by a standardized national job analysis system. Several federal agencies are collaborating with American College Testing to develop a methodology to support one nationwide examination system. This nationwide job analysis will provide the information to develop a new database of occupational titles of all jobs in the national economy. A future nationwide employment examination will take the best instruments available from each battery and have a measurement instrument for every known human ability. Advantages of a common nationwide occupational classification system are significantly enhanced career mobility for the national work force and a common job language that will facilitate integrated human resource planning, career planning, design of selection and promotion assessments, development of performance standards, design of training curricula, and establishment of pay. This nationwide job analysis database could be incorporated into an automated nationwide employment system that would be delivered to users in State Employment Service Centers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 1993).