Reorganization efforts in the public sector: A position norm analysis study

Sumer H., Erol T.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.18, no.52, pp.97-114, 2003 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 52
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-114
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Recently, a call has been made to develop a more systematic approach to human resources management in the public sector. A low-equivalent decision of the Cabinet required all government organizations to do organizational and job analyses and to conduct position norm analyses. To comply with this decision, in many public sector organizations studies that necessitated active participation of industrial and organizational psychologists have been started. The purpose of this study is to describe a position norm analysis study conducted in a public sector organization, which provides technical supervision and guidance to local governments in the establishment of their infrastructure. The techniques used, problems encountered, and solutions developed are discussed along with some critical suggestions for future studies.