MANPOWER PLANNING IN THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY - PHASE 2

PHASE ONE REPORTED ON THE OBJECTIVES ON THE STUDY AND THE METHODOLOGY TO BE OBSERVED, AND PRESENTED AN APPRAISAL OF THE DEPARTMENT'S PROGRAM AND EARLY RESULTS OF THIS STUDY. OF CONSIDERABLE CONSEQUENCES TO THE RESEARCHERS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STUDY WAS THE INVOLVEMENT OF LINE PERSONNEL. IT WAS NOTED, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT MANY PROGRAMS OF MANPOWER PLANNING AND MANPOWER MANAGEMENT FALL FAR SHORT OF THEIR DESIRED RESULTS BECAUSE LINE MANAGERS ARE NOT CONSULTED AND MANNING TABLES ARE DRAWN MERELY FROM DATA ACCUMULATED IN PERSONNEL FILES. THE RESEARCHERS CONCLUDED THAT THE FIRST STEP IN THIS STUDY WAS TO BE AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION OF SOME OF THE DEPARTMENT'S MOST ESSENTIAL FIELD UNITS; THE RESIDENCY AND DISTRICT OFFICES. EXTENSIVE COLLABORATION WITH RESIDENCY AND DISTRICT PERSONNEL, INCLUDING AN ANALYSIS OF BUDGETS AND WORK PROGRAM ACTIVITIES, PRODUCED A LINK BETWEEN THE APPLICATION OF STAFF CONCEPTS AND THE KNOWLEDGEABLE INTUITIONS OF LINE MANAGERS IN ATTEMPTING TO RESOLVE MANPOWER PROBLEMS. THE RESULTS OF THIS PROCESS ARE DESCRIBED. THE PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EMPHASIS OF THIS REPORT INCLUDE IMPROVABLE TURNOVER, MANAGEMENT TRAINING, EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION, EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION, AND MANPOWER PLANNING APPLIED AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 39 Pp, 5 FiG, 9 TAB, APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Doom, I F
    • Ferguson, W S
    • Miller, C F
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00200753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1971 12:00AM