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dc.contributor.authorWorley, Chad ( )
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-08T18:15:51Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:17:15Z
dc.date.issued2003-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationWorley, C. (2003). Analysis of Travis County performance appraisal systems. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3765
dc.description.abstract

Performance appraisals are utilized in an attempt to measure employee performance in organizations. Often times the outcome of these appraisals affect the employees retention, promotion, or salary. An effective performance appraisal system should improve morale, motivation, and overall productivity of an organization by identifying employees' strengths and addressing areas that need improvement.

This applied research project assesses the performance appraisal systems of Travis County Departments based on the assessment model developed in previous research and described through a literature review.[1] The ideal type model for effective performance appraisal systems contains seven categories: Policies and Procedures; Managerial Support; Training; Setting of Employee Goals; Setting of Performance Standards; Observation of Performance; and Appraising Performance.

The assessment is performed through the case study research design and uses multiple sources to collect evidence. Survey research, focus interviews, and content analysis enhance the reliability of the research through a triangulation of data. The results indicate that performance appraisal systems of Travis County Departments adhere to the seven model categories listed above. Future recommendations include development of more comprehensive policies and procedures relating to the performance appraisal process and the consistent application of rewards to employees who perform at or above standards.

[1] See Analysis of Municipal Government Performance Appraisal Systems, By Le Ann Estes Piatt, 1998. The conceptual framework and model used to assess the performance appraisal systems were taken directly from Analysis of Municipal Government Performance Systems.

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dc.format.extent86 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Summer 2003.
dc.subjectTravis Countyen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectPerformance appraisalen_US
dc.subjectEmployeesen_US
dc.subjectPerformanceen_US
dc.subjectRetentionen_US
dc.subjectPromotionen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Travis County Performance Appraisal Systemsen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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