Award Date

5-2002

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

First Committee Member

Dr. Karen Layne

Number of Pages

52

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a preliminary study to evaluate attitudes towards telecommuting among finance employees who are employed by special district governments in the United States. Original data was collected by using a self-administered mail survey sent to 400 special district government finance employees who are members of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This paper will examine variables including employee support for telecommuting, the likelihood of employees working away from the office, and the number of days employees wish to telecommute. A factor analysis was employed to determine if patterns of correlation within the set of observed attitudinal variables could be explained by underlying factors. The results revealed that four factors exist. These include how telecommuting impacts organizational attitudes, personal attitudes, job satisfaction, and the relationship between job stress and saving money. Two of the four factors are analyzed in this paper. Additionally, the impact of telecommuting on the inclination to leave an organization is examined.

Keywords

Civil service; Employees – Attitudes; Job satisfaction; Job stress; Telecommuting

Disciplines

Human Resources Management | Public Administration | Work, Economy and Organizations

Language

English


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