Date of Award

7-1-1985

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

M.P.A.

Department

Public Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Brenda Rowe

Abstract

This degree paper examines salary compression in the Department of Administrative Services of the City of Atlanta. The primary intent of this paper is to determine whether salary compression is greatest in the relationship between the hourly subordin ates and the salaried supervisors. It is also the intent of this paper to examine the impact of compression on morale, productivity, and turnover. Survey research was employed in the analysis of the problem. Additional data were obtained through the Department of Administrative Services-Bureau of Personnel and Human Resources in the form of book lets, pamplets, and computer print-outs. Also a wide variety of sup portive materials (e.g., books, periodicals, and magazines) was used.

The findings of this study suggest that salary compression in the Department of Administrative Services is a problem that is most severe in the relationship between the salaried subordinates and the salaried supervisors. This study also revealed that salary compression lowered morale, decreased productivity, and increased turnover in the organiza tion.

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