The 1991 Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (RHAJ) defined all of the terms used in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). It includes a definition of all of the worker characteristics and their definitions. As a courtesy to the rehabilitation, forensic, and counseling professions and particularly for SkillTRAN customers, SkillTRAN has excerpted significant portions of the RHAJ.
U.S. Department of Labor (1991). Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
As transcription is completed, additional sections will be added. This is NOT the complete text of the RHAJ. The original publication is no longer available from the government. However, reprints of this critical resource book are available at Elliott & Fitzpatrick.
The RHAJ was the key guiding document used by job analysts to write job and occupational descriptions and to rate worker characteristic values while building the 1991 edition of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. As such, any interpretation of what the characteristics mean should be strictly in the context of the RHAJ definitions. Chapters devoted to worker characteristics are primarily highlighted. Extensive examples of each functional level are NOT yet included in these transcriptions. Certain chapters helpful to the process of Job Analysis are posted.
Excerpted material available from the RHAJ:
- RHAJ - Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs
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