Factors affecting Implementation of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS) in Tanzania's public service at Temeke Municipal Council

Musiba, Editha V. (2015) Factors affecting Implementation of Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS) in Tanzania's public service at Temeke Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Despite the various ongoing campaigns on mass implementation of OPRAS taking place country wide especially in the public service, still municipalities has low OPRAS implementation coverage. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors limiting implementation of OPRAS inTemeke Municipal Council. The study employed a cross sectional study design. The study involved a sample size of 80 people, where by 75 were employees at low level and few 5 heads of departments.The findings of the study indicate that, lack of top management support, lack of reliable transport, poor communication, poor provisional of knowledge, personal biasness, poor or lack of motivation, un acceptance of the system and lack of training these were the main factors hindering implementation of OPRAS in the municipal council. The finding of the study also shows that promotion to a great extent affect OPRAS system in positive and negative way. Promotion viewed as a punishment for those who perform low and it viewed positively for those who perform high. OPRAS brought some positive changes in service delivery to employees and management. The study recommendations include the followings that must be done; increase the budget for evaluation process, motivate employees in order to win their commitment to work, giving them more training and seminars, employ enough competent workers, creating good working condition, increase workers salaries, provision of immediate bonus and rewards for those who perform well also OPRAS should not much used for promotion purpose, should focus on improving job performance for those who perform low.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1251

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