Accession Number : ADA133589

Title :   Productivity Improvement in a Purchase Division: Evaluation of a Performance Contingent Reward System (PCRS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1979-1981,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Nebeker,Delbert M ; Neuberger,Brian M ; Hulton,Vel N

PDF Url : ADA133589

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Performance contingent reward systems (PCRSs) were developed for small purchase buyers and supply clerks in a purchase division of a naval shipyard supply department. The rewards were financial incentives provided to individual civil service employees performing above standard. Description of the system and an evaluation of its effectiveness in increasing productivity and saving costs are provided. Results showed that systems increased productivity substantially and were cost effective.

Descriptors :   *Productivity, *Performance(Human), *Motivation, *Work measurement, Government employees, Acquisition, Supplies, Allocations, Money, Cost analysis, Benefits, Financial management, Learning curves, Sharing, Rates, Manhours, Efficiency, Cost effectiveness, Government procurement, Shipyards, Naval shore facilities, Logistics management

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE