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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2009
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Linda Bilmes; W Scott Gould
|ISBN:||9780815701415 0815701411 9780815708940 0815708947|
|Description:||xv, 359 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Strengthening public service: A call to arms : why the federal workforce must become a national priority ; The power of strategic human capital : lessons from the private sector ; The people factor in government --
Investing in public service: Leadership in the public sector ; Why organizational structure is important ; Achieving excellence in human resources ; Training ; Managing performance --
Enacting public service reform: A job for the President : engaging stakeholders to reform public service ; Funding the transition program ; Concluding observations on public service reforms --
Appendixes: Survey of college juniors and seniors : attitudes toward working for the public and private sectors ; Summary of laws, reforms, and key demonstration projects and test cases pertaining to the civil service ; List of interviewees ; Sample of federal job announcement ; The history of personnel reform ; U.S. government merit principles.
|Other Titles:||Strengthening America by investing in public service|
|Responsibility:||Linda J. Bilmes, W. Scott Gould.|
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