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Legislating Bureaucratic Change
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
Legislating Bureaucratic Change
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Patricia W. Ingraham - Editor
Carolyn Ban - Editor
SUNY series in Public Administration
Price: $58.50 
Hardcover - 406 pages
Release Date: June 1985
ISBN10: 0-87395-886-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-886-8

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Paperback - 406 pages
Release Date: June 1985
ISBN10: 0-87395-885-3
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-885-1

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Summary

Legislating Bureaucratic Change is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. This legislation, hailed by many as the major domestic achievement of the Carter presidency, was a far-reaching attempt to change and control the massive federal bureaucracy. Not since the passage of the Pendleton Act in 1883 had so major a reform been attempted.

Legislating Bureaucratic Change reveals this process of change and reform. As a collection, its chapters advance our understanding of the dimensions and problems of bureaucratic change. In a larger sense, by focusing on civil service reform as public policy, the book also provides valuable insights into the ability of American policy institutions to address critical public problems.

Patricia W. Ingraham holds a Ph.D. in Policy Sciences from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Carolyn Ban is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the State University of New York at Albany.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

I. THE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM ACT: HISTORY, DESIGN AND STRUCTURE
1: The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978: The Design and Legislative History
Patricia W. Ingraham

2: The President's Management "Reforms": Theory X Triumphant
Frederick C. Thayer
3: Implementing Civil Service Reform: Structure and Strategy
Carolyn Ban


II. CIVIL SERVICE REFORM: THE RECORD TO DATE
4: Federal Employee Attitudes Toward Reform: Performance Evaluation and Merit Pay
Charles Bann and Jerald Johnson
5: Performance Evaluation and Merit Pay: Results in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mine Safety and Health Administration
Karen N. Gaertner and Gregory H. Gaertner
6: Evaluating the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978: The Experience of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mark Abramson, Richard Schmidt, and Sandra Baxterv

7: Delegations of Examining: Objectives and Implementation
Carolyn Ban and Toni Marzotto
8: Labor-Management Relations Under CSRA: Provisions and Effects
Donald F. Parker, Susan J. Schurman, and B. Ruth Montgomery
9: The Civil Service Reform Act and EEO: The Record to Date
David H. Rosenbloom and Curtis R. Berry


III. CIVIL SERVICE REFORM AS PUBLIC POLICY: CAN WE JUDGE SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
10: Civil Service Reform in Comparative Perspective: The United States and Great Britain
David L. Dillman

11: Civil Service Reform in the Context of Presidential Transitions
Gregory H. Gaertner and Karen N. Gaertner

12: Implementing the Civil Service Reform Act in a Time of Turbulence
Mark A. Abramson and Richard E. Schmidt
13: Epilogue to "The President's Management Reforms: Theory X Triumphant"
Frederick C. Thayer
14: Civil Service Reform, Then and Now: A Sojourner's Outlook
David T. Stanley

15: Civil Service Reform and Public Policy: Do We Know How to Judge Success or Failure?
Patricia W. Ingraham


Appendix
Contributors
Index


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