ERIC Number: ED386633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Human Resources Management: Program Evaluation, 1994-1995.
Stokes, Thomas E.
This evaluation of the Des Moines Public Schools' Department of Human Resources Management (Iowa) focuses on five main areas: context, input, process, product, and future needs. Context evaluation examines the personnel functions of the district which include recruitment, employment, discipline, discharge, development, training, assignment, and transfer. These functions must be accomplished while balancing the interests of the public with the individual interests of employees, within the framework of board policies and administrative procedures, the Code of Iowa, federal limitations, and provisions of negotiated agreements. Input evaluation focuses on departmental responsibility for the allocation of $153,297,746, or approximately 88% of the $174,250,000 total salary amount of the district. Allocation of other benefits such as sick leave days, travel expenditures, and funds for substitute teachers and teacher associates is also addressed. Process evaluation focuses on departmental support of District Improvement Plan goals that focus on use of human resources of the district to fulfill the mission and goals of the district. Product evaluation examines the district's progress in its goals to employ more ethnic minority staff and females in administrative positions, to assure the implementation of identification and employment of the best qualified teaching candidates, and to provide a safe work environment for students and staff. Future needs identify 11 areas that need development. These include hiring the best candidates, performance evaluation systems, additional staffing, and technology. A glossary is included. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.