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A Changing Workforce: Understanding Diversity Programs in the Federal Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report assesses the scope and effectiveness of the "managing diversity" initiatives undertaken by many federal agencies. Despite the significant amount of public funding expended on these inititatives, there has been very little systematic evaluation of their success. This study identifies those practices that have been most effective in creating an equitable work environment. Human Capital Management

A Weapon on the War for Talent: Using Special Authorities to Recruit Crucial Personnel

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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To meet the need for highly skilled professionals and administrators whose talents are in great demand in the public and private sectors, Congress has given special authority to certain federal agencies to hire such people under streamlined procedures and at salaries that are very high by federal standards. This report inventories and describes the various applications of these authorities in different agencies. The study analyzes the uses to which these authorities have been put and assesses their value to the agencies.

The Challenge of Coordinating "Big Science"

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Recent years have seen an increase in cross-agency research and development projects. These initiatives are large and significant in national policy. They include: information technology, nanotechnology, climate change, global change, and bioterrorism. For example, global change has grown to involve eighteen federal agencies and departments, including entities within the executive office of the president. The aim of these and other interagency programs is to draw on the special skills of each organization and weave them into a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.

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

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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