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Commerce Alternative Personnel System Year Nine Report

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APPENDIX B-3, FOCUS GROUP SITES

Focus Group Sites – Spring 2007

SUMMARY OF FOCUS GROUPS CONDUCTED

FOCUS GROUP TYPES

NUMBER OF SESSIONS

Demonstration Group supervisory groups

    • Wave 1 (4 sessions)

    • Wave 3 (1 session)

5

Demonstration Group non-supervisory groups1

    • Wave 1 (8 sessions)

    • Wave 2 (3 sessions)

    • Wave 3 (3 sessions)

14

Comparison Group non-supervisory groups2

1

TOTAL

20

Notes:

1. Four of the Demonstration Group Non-supervisory focus groups were minority only.

2. In Year Nine, the emphasis was on collecting data from across waves of the Demonstration Group. One focus group (non-supervisory) was completed with the Comparison Group. Logistical issues prevented conducting a focus group with Comparison Group supervisors.

BREAKDOWN BY LOCATION, FOCUS GROUP TYPE, AND ORGANIZATION

Site Visit Location

Organizations Represented

Wave

Number of Focus Groups

Types of Focus Groups

Number of One-on-One Interviews

Asheville, NC

    • NOAA – NESDIS

Wave 1

2

• Non-Supervisor

1

Boulder, CO

    • NOAA – OAR

Wave 1

2

• Supervisor

• Non-Supervisor

5

    • NOAA – NESDIS

    • NOAA – SEC

    • NTIA – ITS

Wave 1

2

• Supervisor

• Non-Supervisor

• NOAA – NESDIS

• NOAA – OAR

• NOAA – SEC

• NTIA – ITS

Wave 1

1

• Minority

San Diego, CA and Long Beach, CA

• NOAA – NMFS

Wave 2

1

• Non-Supervisor

4

• NOAA – NMFS

Wave 1

1

• Non-Supervisor

Seattle, WA

• NOAA – NMFS

Wave 1

1

• Supervisor

10

• NOAA – NMAO

• NOAA – NOS

Wave 3

1

• Supervisor

• NOAA – NMFS

Wave 1

1

• Minority

Silver Spring, MD and

Washington, DC

• NOAA – NESDIS

Wave 1

1

• Non-Supervisor

7

• NOAA – WFMO

Wave 3

1

• Non-Supervisor

    • CFO/ASA

Wave 2

2

• Minority

• Supervisor

    • ESA – BEA

Wave 1

2

• Supervisor

• Non-Supervisor

    • ESA – HQ

Comp

1

• Non-Supervisor

    • NOAA – CAO

Wave 3

1

• Minority

   

20

• 6 Supervisor

• 14 Non-Supervisor

• 4 Minority

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