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A Presidential Civil Service: FDR's Liaison Office for Personnel Management

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780817318994
Author(s): Mordecai Lee
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Dimensions: 152 x 231 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 240
Series: Public Admin: Criticism And Creativity Series

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A Presidential Civil Service offers a comprehensive and definitive study of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Liaison Office for Personnel Management (LOPM). Established in 1939 following the release of Roosevelt's Brownlow Committee report, LOPM became a key milestone in the evolution of the contemporary executive-focused civil service. The Progressive Movement of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries comprised groups across the political spectrum with quite different. All, however, agreed on the need for a politically autonomous and independent federal Civil Service Commission (CSC) to eliminate patronage and political favoritism. In A Presidential Civil Service, public administration scholar Mordecai Lee explores two models open to later reformers: continuing a merit-based system isolated from politics or a management-based system subordinated to the executive and grounded in the growing field of managerial science. Roosevelt's 1937 Brownlow Committee, formally known as the President's Committee on Administrative Management, has been widely studied including its recommendation to disband the CSC and replace it with a presidential personnel director.
What has never been documented in detail was Roosevelt's effort to implement that recommendation over the objections of Congress by establishing the LOPM as a nonstatutory Please click here to ask a question
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