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An Assessment of the Implementation of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System in Local Government Authorities: A Case of Morogoro Municipal Council

By Lalika Severine Mathias


The study was done in Morogoro Municipal Council (MMC). The main objective was to assess the process of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS) implementation in local government authorities, in the light of administrative culture. The study employed a cross-sectional design, in particular a case study. The sample size was 389 respondents administered with questionnaires, from 3,505 populations. The sample also involved heads of department, units, the Municipal Director (MD) and leaders of TALGWU in interview. There were medical and teaching staff selected to participate in Focus Group Discussions (FGD). The results of study found that OPRAS is the only appraisal system which was used to appraise the staff in MMC. It was found that respondents‟ levels of education had influence on commitment to OPRAS implementation, followed by lack of resources which had a negative effect. The study also found that OPRAS implementation would do better if working facilities were available, and the teachers pointed out that increased log books, teachers‟ houses, school library services and stationeries would facilitate the process of OPRAS implementation. Other resources pointed out as necessary were enough human resources, copies of OPRAS forms, funds for transport allowance and workers‟ training; feedback on staff performance and good working environment. The influence of administrative culture was also said to have impact on OPRAS implementation. However, it was concluded that OPRAS still has positive results for improved performance. The study recommended for training, consistency in using OPRA forms, giving feedback and availability of facilities for implementation of activities entered into agreement between supervisors and subordinates

Topics: 658 Gerneral management
Year: 2015
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