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NCJ Number: 31285 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE, THE UNION, AND THE PRODUCTIVITY IMPERATIVE (FROM READINGS ON PRODUCTIVITY IN POLICING, 1975 BY JOAN L WOLFLE AND JOHN F HEAPHY - SEE NCJ-31282)
Author(s): J A GRIMES
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTENDED FOR OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN POLICE PRODUCTIVITY EFFORTS, THIS PAPER DESCRIBES POLICE EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS - THEIR GOALS, THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ROLE IN MANAGEMENT, AND THEIR ATTITUDES ON PRODUCTIVITY.
Abstract: THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF POLICE EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS IS REVIEWED, AND SEVERAL OF THE PROMINENT ORGANIZATIONS ARE DESCRIBED. POLICE UNIONS, AND IN PARTICULAR LOCAL POLICE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATIONS, ARE EXAMINED, AND THE PROCESSES OF INTERACTION WITH POLICE MANAGEMENT ARE DESCRIBED. BECAUSE PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMS REQUIRE MANAGEMENT/UNION COOPERATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EFFICIENT MECHANISMS FOR COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION BE MAINTAINED. EXAMPLES ARE PRESENTED OF HOW SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS HAVE APPROACHED THIS TASK. A NUMBER OF CASE STUDIES OF PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT PRODUCTIVITY MAXIMIZATION IS AND WILL REMAIN AN IMPERATIVE, AS WILL THE NEED FOR UNIONS AND MANAGEMENT TO REACH MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE POLICIES FOR ACHIEVING IT.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Labor relations; Negotiation; Police management; Police personnel; Police unions; Productivity; Programs
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