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Managing the New Multipurpose, Multidiscipline University Research Center: Institutional Innovation in the Academic Community

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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One of the most dramatic changes in U.S. policy in decades, largely undocumented, is the gradual shift from funding individual projects to funding science centers. This study includes historical analysis of the evolution of science centers, focusing on the new (post-1975) science and technology centers and explores what are the management imperatives resulting from this new mode of organizing scientific research. nsf, national science foundationCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships

The Influence of Organzational Commitment on Officer Retention: A 12-Year Study of U.S. Army Officers

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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The goal of this report is to improve employee retention rates within the public sector by examining the longitudinal influence of organizational commitment on turnover intentions and actual turnover behavior. By determining the length of time it takes for organizational commitment to develop and the point at which it stabilizes within the employees' tenure in the organization, managers will have a better understanding of when and how organizational commitment develops. Human Capital Management

Mediation at Work: Transforming Workplace Conflict at the United States Postal Service

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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This study addresses the history, implementation, management, institutionalization and evaluation of the world’s largest employment mediation program, the United States Postal Service’s REDRESS (Resolve Employment Disputes, Reach Equitable Solutions Swiftly) Program. Designed and implanted top-down as alternative dispute resolution for complaints of discrimination, it also served as a bottom-up method for changing how employees and supervisors handle conflict at work through its award-winning use of transformative mediation.

Managing Telecommuting in the Federal Government: An Interim Report

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This report analyzes and evaluates telecommuting in the public sector. It focuses on two federal agencies to describe the implementation and management of telecommuting. The results are recommendations of best practices and suggestions for improvement for telecommuting in the public sector. Human Capital Management

Collaboration and Performance Management in Network Settings: Lessons from Three Watershed Governance Efforts

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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The project describes how performance measures and monitoring processes influence the collaborative processes used to develop and implement watershed management programs. ca, california, fl, florida, nv, nevada, or, oregon Collaboration: Networks and Partnerships, Green

Using Virtual Teams to Manage Complex Projects

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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This report examines how new technologies are reshaping the workplace. The project studies how the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors and subcontractors are using advanced information and communication technologies to manage a highly complex Radioactive Waste Management Project at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Yucca Mountain project has begun to implement -virtual teamwork- as a means to provide more efficient and effective collaboration among employees. Human Capital Management

Communities of Practice: A New Tool for Government Managers

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This study documents the creation and implementation of several intergovernmental "communities of practice." It traces the history of these networks and documents their structure, activities and outcomes as well as identifies a number of critical success factors related to these groups. Case studies include: SafeCities, Boost4Kids and 21st Century Skills. fhwaCollaboration: Networks and Partnerships

Financial Risk Management in the Federal Government: Overview, Practice, and Recommendations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This report examines the role of financial risk management techniques in government. The goal of this study is to determine which private sector financial risk management techniques are best suited for government adoption. In addition, the report examines the common traits of successful financial risk management adoptions in government, and develops a series of recommendations that will serve as a guide for both agencies and oversight bodies.Financial Management

Labor-Management Partnerships: A New Approach to Collaborative Management

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
This report addresses the issues of privatization through a study of the Indianapolis privatization and labor-management partnership experience. The study verifies the success of the Indianapolois labor-management partnership and identifies the factors that led to its success. Through interviews with key participants, focus groups, survey research, and data analysis, a complete picture of the Indianapolis privatization and their labor-management experience is consolidated and a conceptual model of collaborative management for the public sector is developed and tested.

Performance Leadership: 11 Better Practices That Can Ratchet Up Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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In the report, Professor Behn moves away from the conventional tenet of public administration to "make the managers manage." Instead, he offers an approach that encompasses eleven "better practices" that he has observed in use by successful public managers over the years. This approach focuses not on individual attributes and virtues, but rather on activities or practices which can spur improvements in program performance.