By David M Jones
The focus of downsizing has shifted from the non-public to the general public zone. The cutbacks all started within the division of safeguard. Now the target is a federal civilian group aid of 12 percentage by way of the 12 months 2000.
This pioneering research seems on the administration of staff mark downs within the public zone either in idea and in perform. 3 case reviews -- of the protection Logistics business enterprise, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the nutrients and Drug management -- illustrate the organizational, managerial, and human dimensions of trying to enhance functionality with lowered assets. the writer attracts on vast interviews with senior executives and center managers within the 3 organizations; on the normal Accounting workplace, the place of work of group of workers administration, and the nationwide functionality overview; the Senior Executives organization and the Federal Managers organization; and students and researchers.
In a bigger experience, this paintings pushes the limits of data referring to organizational swap and makes an important contribution to association conception. It bargains very important new insights not just for public region managers yet for association theorists and administration experts whose paintings on downsizing has been presumed yet now not proven to be acceptable to the general public sector.
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In late 1993 and early 1994 interviewing numerous scholars at universities, the Brookings Institution, the Congressional Research Service, and the National Academy of Public Administration; government officials at the United States General Accounting Office, the United States Office of Personnel Management, and elsewhere; leaders at the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association; NPR leaders and staff officers; and directors of NPR implementation pro- Page xx grams in the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and State.
The book is intended for scholars, graduate students, and practicing leaders and managers who are interested in organization theory and downsizing theory. Most of all, the book should be valuable to those who are inspired toward research on public sector organizations. I hope that the scholarship presented will appeal to a broad audience of researchers, students, and practitioners interested in fields associated with organizational change, such as bureaucracy, business administration, political science, public administration, public policy, and psychology.
I am also indebted to the staff at Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review Office who helped me, especially during the early stages of my research. John Kamensky, Doug Farbrother, and Wallace Keene provided important information about reinventing government initiatives occurring in departments across the federal government. Next, I thank public administration professors at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University for their guidance and recommendations for improving my scholarship.