A Study Evaluating Personnel Policies Which Enhance or Inhibit Mid-Career Changes and Motivation of Mid-Level Army Civilians.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Mid-career change within the Federal Government is a subject of intense interest to many careerists who have become locked into narrow occupational specialties or trapped within an organization with no hope of ever breaking out. The purpose is to inform managers, personnel officials and careerists of the mid-life issues important to career development. The focus is on mid-level, GS 13-15, careerists in Manpower, Comptroller and Personnel career fields. Several personnel policies are evaluated as to whether they facilitate or inhibit careerists from making an occupational, geographical or organizational change that could revitalize their careers and improve the organizations effectiveness. The study finds that the most formidable barriers to mid-career change are line managers insistence on highly specialized experience in the specific functional area and careerists low interest in geographic mobility for reassignment and promotion. The study also provides information to careerists on how to change at mid-career. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations