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Downsizing the federal government : the management of public sector workforce reductions, Vernon Dale Jones

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Downsizing the federal government : the management of public sector workforce reductions
Title
Downsizing the federal government
Title remainder
the management of public sector workforce reductions
Statement of responsibility
Vernon Dale Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The main focus of downsizing has shifted from the private to the public sector. The cutbacks began in the Department of Defense. Now the goal is a federal civilian workforce reduction of 12 percent by the year 2000
  • This pioneering study looks at the management of workforce reductions in the public sector both in theory and in practice. Three case studies -- of the Defense Logistics Agency, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Food and Drug Administration -- illustrate the organizational, managerial, and human dimensions of attempting to improve performance with reduced resources. The author draws on extensive interviews with senior executives and middle managers in the three agencies; at the General Accounting Office, the Office of Personnel Management, and the National Performance Review; the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association; and scholars and researchers
  • In a larger sense, this work pushes the boundaries of knowledge concerning organizational change and makes a significant contribution to organization theory. It offers important new insights not only for public sector managers but for organization theorists and management specialists whose work on downsizing has been presumed but not shown to be applicable to the public sector
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jones, Vernon Dale
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK744
LC item number
.J66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bureaucracies, public administration, and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Layoff systems
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • United States
Label
Downsizing the federal government : the management of public sector workforce reductions, Vernon Dale Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 17.
  • Hypotheses for Executive Management of Downsizing
  • p. 183.
  • 7.
  • Overcoming Downsizing's Greatest Challenges
  • p. 192.
  • Downsizing's Greatest Challenges
  • p. 192.
  • Overcoming the Challenges
  • p. 193.
  • Management Actions for Downsizing
  • Literature Review
  • p. 193.
  • Policy Implications
  • p. 197.
  • Theoretical Implications
  • p. 199
  • p. 17.
  • Importance of Downsizing Research
  • p. 29.
  • 2.
  • Selecting Downsizing Agencies for Study
  • p. 32.
  • Theoretical Background
  • p. 32.
  • 1.
  • Initial Theoretical Model
  • p. 38.
  • Research Questions and Propositions
  • p. 41.
  • Research Methodology and Setting
  • p. 45.
  • Agency Site Selections
  • p. 47.
  • Field Methodology
  • p. 52.
  • Downsizing Strikes the Federal Government
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • p. 55.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Defense Logistics Agency: Downsizing and Downsizing and Downsizing
  • p. 58.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 59.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 59.
  • p. 3.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 67.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 72.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 75.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 89.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of DLA Downsizing
  • p. 91.
  • Government Cutbacks and Retrenchment
  • 4.
  • The
  • Bureau of Reclamation: Downsizing with a New Mission
  • p. 96.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 96.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 98.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 102.
  • p. 6.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 108.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 111.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 129.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of BOR Downsizing
  • p. 131.
  • 5.
  • The
  • Reinventing Government and Downsizing
  • Food and Drug Administration: Downsizing and Upsizing
  • p. 137.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 139.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 140.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 141.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 143.
  • p. 11.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 147.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 160.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of FDA Downsizing
  • p. 161.
  • 6.
  • Managing Downsizing: Lessons Learned
  • p. 167.
  • Comparisons of Agency Downsizing Processes
  • What Was Learned
  • p. 167.
  • Organizations and Downsizing
  • p. 171.
  • Middle Managers and Downsizing
  • p. 172.
  • Executives and Downsizing
  • p. 173.
  • A
  • Theoretical Model for Executive Management of Downsizing
  • p. 179.
Control code
37721284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780765601193
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97035188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Downsizing the federal government : the management of public sector workforce reductions, Vernon Dale Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 17.
  • Hypotheses for Executive Management of Downsizing
  • p. 183.
  • 7.
  • Overcoming Downsizing's Greatest Challenges
  • p. 192.
  • Downsizing's Greatest Challenges
  • p. 192.
  • Overcoming the Challenges
  • p. 193.
  • Management Actions for Downsizing
  • Literature Review
  • p. 193.
  • Policy Implications
  • p. 197.
  • Theoretical Implications
  • p. 199
  • p. 17.
  • Importance of Downsizing Research
  • p. 29.
  • 2.
  • Selecting Downsizing Agencies for Study
  • p. 32.
  • Theoretical Background
  • p. 32.
  • 1.
  • Initial Theoretical Model
  • p. 38.
  • Research Questions and Propositions
  • p. 41.
  • Research Methodology and Setting
  • p. 45.
  • Agency Site Selections
  • p. 47.
  • Field Methodology
  • p. 52.
  • Downsizing Strikes the Federal Government
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • p. 55.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Defense Logistics Agency: Downsizing and Downsizing and Downsizing
  • p. 58.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 59.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 59.
  • p. 3.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 67.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 72.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 75.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 89.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of DLA Downsizing
  • p. 91.
  • Government Cutbacks and Retrenchment
  • 4.
  • The
  • Bureau of Reclamation: Downsizing with a New Mission
  • p. 96.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 96.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 98.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 102.
  • p. 6.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 108.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 111.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 129.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of BOR Downsizing
  • p. 131.
  • 5.
  • The
  • Reinventing Government and Downsizing
  • Food and Drug Administration: Downsizing and Upsizing
  • p. 137.
  • Agency Background
  • p. 139.
  • Recent Organizational Changes
  • p. 140.
  • Downsizing Activities
  • p. 141.
  • Downsizing Interviews
  • p. 143.
  • p. 11.
  • Downsizing Conditions
  • p. 147.
  • Summary of Major Findings
  • p. 160.
  • Conclusions for Executive Management of FDA Downsizing
  • p. 161.
  • 6.
  • Managing Downsizing: Lessons Learned
  • p. 167.
  • Comparisons of Agency Downsizing Processes
  • What Was Learned
  • p. 167.
  • Organizations and Downsizing
  • p. 171.
  • Middle Managers and Downsizing
  • p. 172.
  • Executives and Downsizing
  • p. 173.
  • A
  • Theoretical Model for Executive Management of Downsizing
  • p. 179.
Control code
37721284
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780765601193
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97035188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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