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Main Title Wage incentives for solid waste collection personnel /
Author Shell, Richard L. ; Shupe., Dean S.
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Shupe, Dean S.,
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., Ohio. Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; [Available through the National Technical Information Service],
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-019; EPA-R-801617
Stock Number PB-273 522
OCLC Number 03985605
ISBN pbk. :
Subjects Wages--Refuse collectors
Additional Subjects Covington (Ky)--Division of Solid Waste--Officials and employees--Salaries, etc ; Incentive plans ; Salary administration ; Productivity ; Solid waste disposal ; Services ; Labor relations ; Morale ; Performance ; Work measurement ; Local government ; Municipalities ; Urban areas ; Kentucky ; Covington(Kentucky)
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ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-019 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/16/2016
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-019 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2017
NTIS  PB-273 522 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
An assessment was made of a time and wage incentive program for solid waste collection and supervisory personnel in the test city, Covington, Kentucky. On an annualized basis, cost savings amounting to $113,000 (19 percent of budget) resulted from implementation of the new program. The major areas of research included an assessment of union/management/worker behavioral attitudes, construction of a solid waste generation/collection computerized data bank, development of work standards utilizing work measurement techniques, application of time standards to area route development, and design of a prototype wage incentive program based on area routes with known work content. Political considerations and the inherent characteristics of municipal government organization were identified as major constraints to effective management of solid waste collection operations and cost reductions.
"EPA-600/2-77-019." Stamped on cover: PB 273 522. Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-162).