Legislating Bureaucratic Change: Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

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Patricia W. Ingraham, Carolyn Ban
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Political Science - 406 pages
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.
 

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Contents

The Fivil Service Reform Act of 1978 The Design and Legislative History
13
The Presidents Management Reforms Theory X Triumphant
29
Implementing Civil Service Reform Structure and Strategy
42
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM THE RECORD TO DATE
63
Federal Employee Attitudes Toward Reform Performance Evaluation and Merit Pay
65
Performance Evaluation and Merit Pay Results in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mine Safety and Health Administration
87
Evaluating the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 The Experience of the US Department of Health and Human Services
112
Delegations of Examining Objectives and Implementation
148
Civil Service Reform in Comparative Perspective The United States and Great Britain
203
Civil Service Reform in the Context of Presidential Transitions
218
Implementing the Civil Service Reform Act in a Time of Turbulence
245
Epilogue to The Presidents Management Reforms Theory X Triumphant
254
Civil Service Reform Then and Now A Sojourners Outlook
258
Civil Service Reform and Public Policy Do We Know How To Judge Success or Failure?
264
Appendix
279
Contributors
399

LaborManagement Relations Under CSRA Provisions and Effects
161
The Civil Service Reform Act and EEO The Record to Date
182
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM AS PUBLIC POLICY CAN WE JUDGE SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
201

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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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