The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy

The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy

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The call to qreinvent governmentqa€”to reform the government bureaucracy of the United Statesa€”resonates as loudly from elected officials as from the public. Examining the political and economic forces that have shaped the American civil service system from its beginnings in 1883 through today, the authors of this volume explain why, despite attempts at an overhaul, significant change in the bureaucracy remains a formidable challenge.3 The Continuing Political Conflict over Control of Federal Employees and the Requirement for Further Institutional Change 3.1 ... of the total federal civilian labor force of 131, 208 were within the classified or competitive service (U.S. House of Representatives 1976, 305). ... In this chapter, we examine the extension of the merit service to most federal civilian employees, the granting of job tenure, and theanbsp;...


Title:The Federal Civil Service System and the Problem of Bureaucracy
Author: Ronald N. Johnson, Gary D. Libecap
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2007-12-01
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