U. S. Commission on Civil Rights: Agency Lacks Basic Management Controls

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 75 pages
Evaluates the management of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights projects during fiscal years 1993 through 1996. Identifies examples of mismanagement in individual projects as well broader management problems at the Commission. Addresses the lack of basic management controls such as key cost information for individual aspects of Commission operations, accountability for resources, & appropriate documentation of agency operations. Includes comments form Civil Rights Commissioners & administrators. Charts & tables.
 

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