One of 5 booklets summarizing 18 HUD - sponsored capacity - building and sharing projects, this report describes productivity improvement programs. Brief descriptions of 17 programs conducted by local governments from California to Connecticut and from Southeast Georgia to Minnesota are provided as well as ordering information for obtaining reports and booklets on the projects. Among the ideas developed by the local governments are a computerized parks maintenance management system, a systematic approach to advance planning for large street - improvement projects tested on a large street - widening effort, a centralized purchasing system and regional price list to be used by regional governments to enhance purchasing uniformity and decision making ease, mand a cooperative public services project. Seveal Oregon cities standardized Fand centralized permit - application systems, and a consortium of Californian cities designed and tested a method of scheduling work shifts and off - duty hours for services personnel that extend beyond the normal business day. Additional projects include a neighborhood - cleanliness project which relies on citizen and employee participation methods, a public facilities location model that helps administrators gauge the need for facilities in particular districts and the effects of planned facilities, a total performance management system which combines industrial engineering performance measurements with behavior sciences principles, and emergency - service - deployment and land - use models.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HUD-0000783, Summary Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2002 12:00AM