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Title: Human Resources in Criminal Justice - Reviews of Job-Related Human Resources Processes, Volume 3 - Final Report
Corporate Author: University of South Florida
Ctr for Evaluation Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 78-CD-AX-0003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The third volume of a four-part report on assessing the feasibility of applying human resources methods developed in the private sector to problems in the criminal justice system, this volume reviews and discusses the major human resources processes which are fundamentally related to the job.
Abstract: The major processes treated in individual papers in this volume are role/task definition; job design, construction, and alteration; occupational classification; and job evaluation. The paper on role/task definition discusses some of the basic concepts for constructing jobs in ways which will permit accomplishment of organizational goals, particularly a 'developmental process.' This process consists of such steps as clearly identifying and refining worker actions, refining task role configurations, and evaluating links. The paper on job design concerns the design of work and reviews the literature pertaining to techniques for altering jobs, as well as the nature of the relationship between job characteristics and worker response. The other two papers review activities and differences. The paper on occupational classification describes methods for casting various jobs into a standard language in order to compare and categorize them; the final paper on job evaluation presents methods used to categorize jobs in terms of their relative worth to the organization and the employee. Individual papers provide references. Tables and footnotes are also included. For other volumes in this report, see NCJ 70801-02 and 70804. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Job analysis; Performance requirements; Systems analysis; Technology transfer
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