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NCJ Number: 36185 Find in a Library
Title: TYING PERFORMANCE TO GOALS - AN INFORMATION SYSTEM CONCEPT FOR THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL (CHP)
Author(s): S C ABRAHAM
Corporate Author: University of California, Los Angeles
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Publication Number: WORKING PAPER 3-76
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER OUTLINES SOME PRINCIPLES USEFUL IN DESIGNING A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS) FOR PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.
Abstract: IT RELATES SYSTEM DESIGN TO MANAGEMENT STYLE, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND AGENCY GOALS. THE MIS USED FOR MANY YEARS BY THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL (CHP), THE ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY HAVING JURISDICTION ON ALL THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, IS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. A CONCEPTUAL ALTERNATIVE IS THEN PRESENTED AND DESCRIBED BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES MENTIONED EARLIER. TO IMPLEMENT THIS KIND OF A SYSTEM, THE CHP WOULD HAVE TO RECONSIDER ITS MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE, HOLD ITS MANAGERS REALLY ACCOUNTABLE, AND LEARN TO TIE ITS PERFORMANCE TO SPECIFIC GOALS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): California; Highway patrol; Management; Management Information Systems
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