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An analysis of the early retirement programs offered during the 1992-1993 school year by the public school districts in the state of Florida

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Date Issued:
1994
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University of Central Florida College of Education Thesis; This study surveyed the public school districts in Florida and examined the 19 school districts which utilized incentive to motivate school district employees to retire. The data was collected for the 1992-1993 school year. A survey administered to all of the 67 school districts in Florida determined what types of incentives were being used, to what degree the school districts were able to reduce costs, and what types of incentives were effective. In depth information was obtained from interviews with assistant superintendents, personnel directors, and State Department of Education Specialists. A relationship was found between the amount of discretionary income and the type of incentive offered by the school districts. The school districts with budgets under $60 million were only able to primarily offer bonus incentives, while those above this level used annuities or combinations. An experiment was discovered using a different type of incentive--insurance. A negative relationship was discovered between annuities and employee interest during the year of the study. Recommendations were made for additional research on the insurance program as well as other cost cutting improvements.
Title: An analysis of the early retirement programs offered during the 1992-1993 school year by the public school districts in the state of Florida.
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Name(s): Berry, Peter B., Author
Murray, Kenneth T., Committee Chair
Education, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: University of Central Florida College of Education Thesis; This study surveyed the public school districts in Florida and examined the 19 school districts which utilized incentive to motivate school district employees to retire. The data was collected for the 1992-1993 school year. A survey administered to all of the 67 school districts in Florida determined what types of incentives were being used, to what degree the school districts were able to reduce costs, and what types of incentives were effective. In depth information was obtained from interviews with assistant superintendents, personnel directors, and State Department of Education Specialists. A relationship was found between the amount of discretionary income and the type of incentive offered by the school districts. The school districts with budgets under $60 million were only able to primarily offer bonus incentives, while those above this level used annuities or combinations. An experiment was discovered using a different type of incentive--insurance. A negative relationship was discovered between annuities and employee interest during the year of the study. Recommendations were made for additional research on the insurance program as well as other cost cutting improvements.
Identifier: CFR0011937 (IID), ucf:53108 (fedora)
Note(s): 1994-08-01
Ed.D.
Educational Services
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Education -- Dissertations
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Dissertations
Academic -- Education
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