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Bridging the Knowledge and Skills Gap: Tapping Federal Retirees

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This research project focuses on the untapped pool of knowledge of the Federal retiree community and will develop an innovative model and "best practices" that Federal agencies can use to reduce the Federal human capital crisis. Case studies to include the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Agriculture and NASA Goddard.

Leveraging Networks: A Guide for Public Managers Working Across Organizations

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This project examines the changing operational challenges faced by today’s public managers as they participate in collaborative undertakings with other governments and the nongovernmental sector. The lessons are derived from experiences in several Midwestern states, where many established networks operate. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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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 Defense Leadership Management Program: Taking Career Development Seriously

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This project examines the implementation of the innovative Defense Leadership Management Program (DLAMP) and draws conclusions about its strengths and weaknesses. DLAMP is an innovation in the public sector's management of human resources and an attempt by the federal government to provide a program of systematic career development for it's civilian employees. Programs such as DLAMP are an important component of the public sector’s efforts to shore up its workforce for the challenges of the new century and make government service an attractive career option for generations to come.

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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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.

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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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

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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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

Managing Telecommuting in the Federal Government: An Interim Report

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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

Communities of Practice: A New Tool for Government Managers

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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

Using Virtual Teams to Manage Complex Projects

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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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