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American public service : radical reform and the merit system

Author: James S Bowman; Jonathan P West
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2007.
Series: Public administration and public policy, 131.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the innovations, strategies, and issues fueling the civil service reform debate. Offering diverse perspectives from expert contributors, this book looks at accomplished and considered  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American public service.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006047550
(OCoLC)69992719
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James S Bowman; Jonathan P West
ISBN: 9780849305412 0849305411 9781351576796 1351576798
OCLC Number: 137260153
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Dec. 22, 2009).
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 263 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Merit systems in flux --
Changes in state civil service systems: a national survey / Steven W, Hays and Jessica E. Sowa --
Framing civil service innovations: assessing state and local government reforms / R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. and Stephen E. Condrey --
At-will employment: origins, applications, exceptions, and expansions in public service / Sally C. Gertz --
Is patronage a problem? --
Bringing back Boss Tweed: could at-will employment work in state and local government and, if so, where? / Robert Maranto and Jeremy Johnson --
The demonization of patronage: folk devils and the Boston Globe's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks / Domonic A. Bearfield --
State cases of civil service reform --
Ending civil service protections in Florida government: experiences in state agencies / James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West --
At-will employment in government: its impact in the State of Texas / Jerrell D. Coggburn --
The attraction to at-will employment in Utah governments / Richard Green, Robert Forbis, Jennifer Robinson, Stephen Nelson, Jennifer Seelig, and Angela Stefaniak --
Future reform issues --
Dissin' the deadwood or coddling the incompetents? patterns and issues in employee discipline and dismissal in the states / Richard C. Elling and Lyke Thompson --
At-will employment and racial equality in the public sector: the demise of a niche? / George Wilson --
Federal labor-management under George W. Bush: enlightened management or political retribution? / James R. Thompson.
Series Title: Public administration and public policy, 131.
Responsibility: [edited by] James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West.

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