PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AS A TOOL IN PREPARING THE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM BUDGET

IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY MAINTENANCE BUDGETS, THE MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE IN 1969 PASSED A BILL REQUIRING SOME OF THE STATE AGENCIES TO SUBMIT THEIR BUDGETS IN THE PROGRAM FORMAT. THE PROGRAM FORMAT OR BUDGET IS A MEANS OF PROJECTING COSTS BY ANALYZING THE REQUIREMENTS OF SPECIFIC PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES, FOR EXAMPLE SURFACE REPAIR OR VEGETATION CONTROL. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS USED IN DETERMINING THE PROGRAM BUDGET ARE DESCRIBED: (1) QUALITY STANDARDS--CAN BE DEFINED AS ONE PART OR AS PARTS OF A MAINTENANCE OPERATION: LEVEL OF SERVICE; THE DEGREE OF PERFECTION REQUIRED; THE REQUIRED FREQUENCY; AND THE PERMISSIBLE LEVEL OF DETERIORATION. (2) QUANTITY STANDARDS -- CAN BE DEFINED AS THE AMOUNT OF MAINTENANCE WORK REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE QUALITY STANDARD FOR A SPECIFIC OPERATION. (3) PRODUCTIVITY STANDARDS -- CAN BE DEFINED AS THE AMOUNT OF MAN-HOURS IT TAKES TO COMPLETE A GIVEN OPERATION.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 144-148
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance planning and supervision
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM