ERIC Number: ED199531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Job Sharing Pilot Project in the Department of Education: Final Evaluation. A Report to the Legislature of the State of Hawaii. No. 81-10.
Tanimura, Clinton T.
Evaluation of a three-year pilot project in the Hawaii Department of Education focused on the extent to which it demonstrated the feasibility of job sharing as an employment alternative for classroom teachers. It also assessed project effectiveness, examined costs incurred by the project, and analyzed job sharing as a permanent employment option and issues relating to job sharing. The project was found to be effective in achieving objectives of the job sharing program. These were to offer an alternative employment option, to provide more employment opportunities for unemployed teachers, to create more stimulating environments for tenured teachers, and to provide additional educational stimulus for students. Examination of the total costs of the pilot project showed that savings in direct operating costs continued to accrue to the state. Administrative costs continued to be minimal, while the main cost savings consideration were the lower earnings of the new hires as compared to tenured teachers. Considerations in establishing job sharing as a permanent employment option were determined, including elegibility restrictions, collective bargaining considerations, effect on retirement benefits, teaching conditions and requirements, and recruitment of new hires. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Legislature, Honolulu. Senate.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii