An Impact Evaluation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Performance Contract-Incentive Recoupment Program
Wilson, Sam C.
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a government performance contract which utilizes incentives and penalties to improve performance. In addition, it traces the evolution of privatization and contracting out of government services. It also discusses government contracting with other governmental entities and non profit organizations. The evaluation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Performance Contract is divided up into three hypotheses, all of which argue that a system of incentives and penalties improves contractor performance. The results generally support all three hypotheses.
An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 1999.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, government effectiveness, performance contracts, Public Administration
Wilson, S. C. (1999). An impact evaluation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation performance contract-incentive recoupment program. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.