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Making Government Work

California Case in Policy, Politics, and Public Management

by Barry Keene

  • 172 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Univ of California Inst of .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • California,
  • Case studies,
  • Intergovernmental cooperation,
  • Local government,
  • Political planning,
  • Politics and government,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11171832M
    ISBN 100877723966
    ISBN 109780877723967
    OCLC/WorldCa44701637

    They have both reduced variability and improved outcomes in patient care. The cost of layoffs can be included as an adjustment to encourage contractors to employ affected city workers. With appropriate policies, significant downsizing was frequently achieved with remarkably little job loss. You either figure out how to deliver the best value for the best price, or you go out of business. Budgetary crises and dysfunctional programs create political pressures that permit aggressive, capable political leaders to improve services while eliminating obsolete statutes, regulations and functions and much of the pervasive bureaucratic fat.

    Fed up with conventional politicians, they decided to take a chance on someone different -- someone likely to shake things up. The same forces can impact government service where competition can be imposed. Chains of command must be shortened horizontal hierarchies so that paperwork can be minimized and responsiveness increased. Not only does this delay the improved outcomes, it also drags out the misery for employees: academic research suggests that while people hate change, they hate uncertainty even more, and the longer the uncertainty, the more there is to hate.

    Many of the objections to contracting out can be overcome by suitable contract provisions and the careful elimination of contractors that are not financially and technically responsible. They created the Appalachian Regional Commission, which built roads for easier commutes, introduced new vocational education and took steps toward improving health in the region. Now, if we could only figure out how to get such high levels of leadership before crises arise - and maintain it after crises pass. Even adjusting for differing conditions, there was no justification for such variances.


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Making Government Work by Barry Keene Download PDF Ebook

Even better, the OMB is actively seeking the views of those that the government purportedly serves: you, me and the rest of us.

Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment

As Gov. Mayor Stephen Goldsmith of Indianapolis relates some of the many problems with typical municipal budgeting Making Government Work book accounting procedures. The politics of establishing competitive procedures must be taken into account.

Increased levels of discretion are extended to lower level management, "with decision-making ability and authority pushed down Making Government Work book the organization.

Employee and public inputs were encouraged. A chart of government competitive bidding or competitive negotiating procedures is provided by Gov. Will it serve democratic ideals more effectively than did the bureaucratic state of the previous century? Consolidating economic assistance resources to a new Bureau of Economic Growth within the Department of Commerce to increase economic growth nationwide.

New services that can be contracted out without layoffs of city workers. It is essential to initially focus on services where competition can demonstrate dramatic results. The interests of administrators and teachers still all too frequently come ahead of the interests of students.

The City should have to compete and perform in the same manner. It is in overcoming political and bureaucratic inertia that the difficulty lies - and where the advent of crises provides broad opportunities.

Interpreting Laws Sometimes Congress and the president pass a law that conflicts with part of the Constitution or exceeds the powers it gives to the federal government. Politicians should remember those last two, when they start whipsawing around intelligence services who hold all the secrets!

Contracting out may be especially effective for seasonal needs like snow and leaf removal. The Supreme Court is the highest federal court, and as such its interpretation of a law is binding on the lower courts. Best practices must be researched and methods must be reengineered.

In addition to the president, who is the commander in chief of the armed forces and head of state, the executive branch includes the vice president and the Cabinet; the State Department, Defense Department and 13 other executive departments; and various other federal agencies, commissions and committees.

Accounting changes are especially important.

How the United States Government Works

But, just like their corporate counterparts, government reorganizations have a poor record of success. Kamarck is lecturer in public policy at Harvard University's John F.If you take a new photo of your ID, cover the number with tape or your finger when you take the Making Government Work book, making sure all other info is visible.

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The other side ends up bearing the full responsibility for making government work, and the full blame when it doesn’t. For all their flaws, the Democrats remain the only grown-up party in America, so it’s up to them to make government more responsive, adaptive, and effective–in practice, and not only in promises.

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Making Government Work For You

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