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DSST Principles of Supervision Study Guide

Updated: Aug 18



Are you getting ready to take the DSST Principles of Supervision exam?


If so, you'll want to check out our study guide!


Our guide will give you a breakdown of what topics are covered on the exam so that you can focus your studying on the areas that will most likely appear on the test.


Good luck!


Table of Contents

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor

  2. Management Functions

  3. Organizational Environment

  4. Conclusion

  5. Student Resources

  6. References


1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor


DSST Principles of Supervision Exam Outline. Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor (19% - 21%).
Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor (19% - 21%)

  • Skill Requirements (e.g., technical, communications, human relations): Management and leadership skills, communication skills, collaboration, and critical thinking.


  • Managerial Roles (e.g., facilitator, negotiator, spokesperson): A manager must demonstrate specific behavior, conduct, and actions to be successful.


  • Levels of Management: Top-level, mid-level, and low-level.


  • Business Ethics and Social and Corporate Responsibilities: Ethics must be maintained among employees, investors, and vendor relations.



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2. Management Functions


DSST Principles of Supervision Exam Outline. Management Functions (59% - 61%).
Management Functions (59% - 61%)

  • Planning: First, the managerial functions directly impact other functions of organizing, leading, and controlling set objectives.


  • Organizing and Staffing: This occurs once a plan is in place and is the most critical of managerial functions as it directly impacts the successful execution of a plan.


  • Leading: Type of management process; that influences people to act or not act in a specific way.


  • Controlling: The number of employees managers can efficiently and effectively manage.


3. Organizational Environment


DSST Principles of Supervision Exam Outline. Organizational Environment (19% - 21%).
Organizational Environment (19% - 21%)

  • Legal, Political, and Economical: Legal hiring, economic regulations, and federal laws.


  • Labor-Management Relations (e.g., unions vs. non-union, exempt vs. non-exempt): Yellow Dog contracts, arbitration, unions, collective bargaining, and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


  • Organizational Culture: A system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs governing how people behave.


  • Diversity and Inclusion: People that have varying educations, backgrounds, genders, ages, and creeds that are legally protected.


  • Global: Diversity helps to facilitate global points of view and relevant skills.



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4. Conclusion: DSST Principles of Supervision


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5. Student Resources


6. References


DSST Principles of Supervision Fact Sheet

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