Factors affecting application of employee performance appraisal in public institutions in Tanzania: a case of Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC)

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2009
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
The study deals with the Open Performance Review Appraisal System (OPRAS) implemented in 2004 in the Public Institutions in Tanzania. It aims at investigating the factors affecting the application of OPRAS at TATC. To this end, the discussions starts by explaining the introduction of OPRAS into Public Institutions and then narrows its scope and investigate the factors affecting its application at Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre. The research data gathered from 60 respondents at TATC by using questionnaires and written documents. Descriptive statistics, frequency tables and figures have been applied to data analysis. The study identified factors that obstructed the application of OPRAS at TATC including, lack of employee’s awareness on the application of OPRAS, individual objectives at TATC were neither a reflection of the corporate plan nor incorporated fully the individual duties, and poor process of setting objectives. However, evidence also reveals that objectives were not communicated to the subordinates, poor Performance Appraisal feedback mechanism at TATC and the lack of management support on the Performance Appraisal process. In this general review, the Performance Appraisal was ineffective and the discussion concludes with suggestions such as initiating regular training to all employees, participatory objectives setting, clear communication of formulated objectives and finally, management should keep on supporting the subordinates providing them with materials and moral support.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library
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Performance appraisal of employees, Public institutions, Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre, Tanzania
Citation
Mayala, M. G. (2009) Factors affecting application of employee performance appraisal in public institutions in Tanzania: a case of Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC), Master dissertation, Univeristy of Dar es Salaam.