5 CFR 470.201 - Purposes of research programs.
The purposes of research programs undertaken under this subpart are to stimulate and conduct personnel management research which:
(a) Develops new knowledge, techniques, and materials about personnel management;
(b) Seeks solutions to personnel management problems;
(c) Provides a factual base to support existing or proposed changes in personnel management policies, techniques, and materials;
(d) Modifies or develops personnel management systems which improve the management of the Federal Government's human resources;
(e) Gathers, makes explicit, systematizes, and transmits the knowledge and techniques of practicing managers for the guidance of others and as a factual basis for research needs determination;
(f) Develops new methods or provides new standards for conducting personnel management research; or
(g) Designs systems for the assessment and transmittal of relevant personnel management strategies.