Date of Award

5-1-1988

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.P.A.

Department

Department of Public Administration

First Advisor

George Kugblenu

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of employees in the City of Paterson, New Jersey towards the performance appraisal system in the city. The study is significant because the evaluation of employee performance is a very critical element of human resource management. The major findings indicated that the employees in the City of Paterson are very dissatisfied with the current appraisal instrument utilized in the city. The employees maintain that the instrument does not measure job-related factors. The main source of information was obtained from a survey instrument administered to the employees. In addition, secondary information was obtained from books, journals and government documents.

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