An In-Basket Promotional Examination for Police Sergeant That Can Be Used Under Civil Service Code 1269m

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An "in-basket" test (representative sample of work usually found in the incoming mail basket of a person in a specific desk job) was designed to be used under limitations imposed by Civil Service Statute 1269m concerning merit examinations for the position of police sergeant. This test was used in conjunction with the traditional cognitive skills. test and performance evaluations. Subjects were 20 white male police officers. Peer and supervisory evaluations and predictions of who would make the best sergeant were correlated with total scores on the three-part test. Results indicate that the in-basket test contributes a unique and viable dimension ... continued below

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Salem, Betty L. May 1978.

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An "in-basket" test (representative sample of work usually found in the incoming mail basket of a person in a specific desk job) was designed to be used under limitations imposed by Civil Service Statute 1269m concerning merit examinations for the position of police sergeant. This test was used in conjunction with the traditional cognitive skills. test and performance evaluations. Subjects were 20 white male police officers. Peer and supervisory evaluations and predictions of who would make the best sergeant were correlated with total scores on the three-part test. Results indicate that the in-basket test contributes a unique and viable dimension to the traditional merit examination, and aids in the selection of those considered most qualified. Use of the in-basket test under Code 1269m was subsequently approved by the Civil Service Commission.

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Salem, Betty L. An In-Basket Promotional Examination for Police Sergeant That Can Be Used Under Civil Service Code 1269m, thesis, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504339/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .