Accession Number : ADA128605


Title :   U.S. Coast Guard Officer Performance Management System: An Analysis of Current Commitment Levels and Potential Effectiveness Indicators.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Popieski,Partick James


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA128605


Report Date : Mar 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : The United States Coast Guard has implemented a performance appraisal system intended to enable personnel boards within the service to fairly select Coast Guard Officers (for promotion, schooling, and assignment), while also providing for the professional development and counseling of officers. This system, the Officer Performance Management System (OPMS), is based largely on the principles of management by objectives (MBO) and incorporates the use of behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS) in the process of performance evaluation. In an effort to assess the current attitudes of Coast Guard officers concerning the Officer Performance Management System (OPMS), the author has administered a survey to a random sample of five hundred active duty Coast Guard Officers. This sample was drawn from paygrades 0-1 through 0-6 and is further stratified by career field and geographic area of assignment. The survey attempts to measure reactions, attitudes, and specific areas of knowledge relevant to the OPMS. The survey responses depict only limited acceptance of the OPMS.


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *COAST GUARD , MANAGEMENT , VALIDATION , TRAINING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , DEMOGRAPHY , THESES , RELIABILITY , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE