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100 1 _aBilmes, Linda.
245 1 4 _aThe people factor
_h[electronic resource] :
_bstrengthening America by investing in public service /
_cLinda J. Bilmes, W. Scott Gould.
260 _aWashington, D.C. :
_bBrookings Institution Press,
_cc2009.
300 _a1 online resource (xv, 359 p.) :
_bill.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 321-345) and index.
520 _a"Presents a blueprint for reinvigorating the public sector based on 'The People Factor.' Shows why the U.S. personnel system needs reform, revealing the high price of inaction. Lays out specific steps to achieve the necessary gains, focusing on implementing 'best practices' from successful companies, the military, and high-performing government agencies"--Provided by publisher.
505 0 _aPreface -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1. Strengthening public service -- 1. A call to arms : why the federal workforce must become a national priority -- 2. The power of strategic human capital : lessons from the private sector -- 3. The people factor in government -- Part II. Investing in public service -- 4. Leadership in the public sector -- 5. Why organizational structure is important -- 6. Achieving excellence in human resources -- 7. Training -- 8. Managing performance -- Part III. Enacting public service reform -- 9. A job for the President : engaging stakeholders to reform public service -- 10. Funding the transition program -- 11. Concluding observations on public service reforms -- Appendixes. -- A. Survey of college juniors and seniors : attitudes toward working for the public and private sectors -- B. Summary of laws, reforms, and key demonstration projects and test cases pertaining to the civil service -- C. List of interviewees -- D. Sample of federal job announcement -- E. The history of personnel reform -- F.U.S. government merit principles -- Notes -- Index -- The authors.
588 _aDescription based on print version record.
650 0 _aCivil service reform
_zUnited States.
650 0 _aCivil service
_zUnited States.
650 7 _aPOLITICAL SCIENCE
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650 0 7 _aReform.
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700 1 _aGould, W. Scott,
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776 0 8 _iPrint version:
_aBilmes, Linda.
_tPeople factor.
_dWashington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2009
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