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The Power of Frontline Workers in Transforming Government: The Upstate New York Veterans Healthcare Network

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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The project describes and analyzes how a government organization, providing services within the ongoing constraints of bureaucratic routine, reduced funding and political influence and used the entrepreneurial capabilities of its workforce to navigate major strategic challenges successfully. The organization examined was a single health service network within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Upstate New York Veterans Health Network, which allowed its work force to become more entrepreneurial and independent in performing their responsibilities.

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 13:00
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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 - 13:00
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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 - 13:00
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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 - 13:00
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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.