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The Federal civil service system and the problem of bureaucracy

the economics and politics of institutional change

by Ronald N. Johnson

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Civil service -- United States -- History,
    • Bureaucracy -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-221) and index.

      StatementRonald N. Johnson and Gary D. Libecap.
      SeriesNBER series on long-term factors in economic development
      ContributionsLibecap, Gary D.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK681 .J64 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 229 p. ;
      Number of Pages229
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1088489M
      ISBN 100226401707, 0226401715
      LC Control Number94012539

      1. Civil Service: From Patronage to Protection a. Patronage is a hiring and promotion system based on knowing the right people. b. The Pendleton Civil Service Act created the federal civil service. c. All civil service systems are based on merit and the desire to create a nonpartisan government service. d. The "Problem of Bureaucracy" 1 2. Replacing Political Patronage with Merit: The Roles of the President and the Congress in the Origins of the Federal Civil Service System 12 3. The Continuing Political Conflict over Control of Federal Employees and the Requirement for Further Institutional Change 48 4. The Rise of Federal Employees as an Interest.

        The current process to fire a federal employee requires a minimum of days and it can last up to a year or longer. Reforms are long overdue: It has been nearly 40 years since the last civil service overhaul. It’s time to hold those in government agencies accountable to the American people and increase oversight of the federal bureaucracy. Widespread public demand for civil service reform was stirred after the Civil War by mounting incompetence, graft, corruption, and theft in federal departments and agencies. After Pres. James A. Garfield was assassinated in by a disappointed office seeker, civil service reform became a leading issue in the midterm elections of In January , Congress passed a comprehensive civil.

      The most recent criticisms of the federal bureaucracy, notably under Ronald Reagan, emerged following the second great expansion of the federal government under Lyndon B Johnson in the s. Toward a Merit-Based Civil Service. The merit-based system of filling jobs in the government bureaucracy elevates ability and accountability over. Today’s federal bureaucracy comprises roughly million civilian employees and million military personnel. Nearly 5, employees are appointed by the president. Almost all full-time, nonpolitical federal employees are hired under the civil-service system, .


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Examining the political and economic forces that have shaped the American civil service system from its beginnings in through today, the authors of this volume explain why, despite attempts at an overhaul, significant.

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Replacing Political Patronage with Merit: The Roles of the President and the Congress in the Origins of the Federal Civil Service System: Ronald N. Johnson, Gary D. Libecap (p. 12 - The origin of the modern meritocratic civil service can be traced back to Imperial examination founded in Imperial China.

The Imperial exam based on merit was designed to select the best administrative officials for the state's bureaucracy. This system had a huge influence on both society and culture in Imperial China and was directly responsible for the creation of a class of scholar.

civil service system has been designed to reduce the costs of competition over control of the bureaucracy. This rivalry, however, has also allowed federal em- ployees to figure as a powerful additional interest in molding the civil service system.

The book concludes that, given the forces underlying the civil service. The Merit System. Congress passed the Pendleton Act in (, ). The act sorted federal employees into two categories: merit and patronage. In a merit system, jobs are classified and appointments are made on the basis of performance determined by exams or advanced merit system at first covered only 10 percent of the civil service, but presidents and Congress.

B) members of the Senior Executive Service of the federal civil service. C) a small commission, usually with five to ten members, appointed by the president for fixed terms.

D) a single executive appointed by and removable by the president. E) a single executive appointed by the Senate committee responsible for the agencyʹs oversight. Bureaucracy (/ b j ʊəˈr ɒ k r ə s i /) refers to both a body of non-elected government officials and an administrative policy-making group.

Historically, [when?] a bureaucracy was a government administration managed by departments staffed with non-elected officials. Today, bureaucracy is the administrative system governing any large institution, whether publicly owned or privately owned.

The act also created the Civil Service Commission, the first central personnel agency for the federal government. At first, civil service rules applied to only about 10 percent of federal employees, but since then Congress has expanded the civil service, so that it now encompasses about 90 percent of the bureaucracy.

Before the establishment of the civil service system inwhat system of hiring was used to staff the federal bureaucracy. patronage system. What is the name given to the book, published every four years, that lists the federal positions available through presidential patronage.

Get this from a library. The Federal civil service system and the problem of bureaucracy: the economics and politics of institutional change. [Ronald N Johnson; Gary D Libecap] -- The call to "reinvent government"?to reform the government bureaucracy of the United States?resonates as loudly from elected officials as from the public.

Examining the political and economic forces. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: 1. The "Problem of Bureaucracy" Replacing Political Patronage with Merit: The Roles of the President and the Congress in the Origins of the Federal Civil Service System The Continuing Political Conflict over Control of Federal Employees and the.

Bureaucracy is a book about agency behavior, not the recovery of the lost Constitution. The other reason Wilson may not have talked about the “real” bureaucracy problem in Bureaucracy is because it’s not really a book about problems.

I was struck, this time around, how much of the book is about conditions, and the importance of culture. The head of the federal civil service during the Reagan administration recounts his efforts to reduce the bureaucracy From inside the book What people are saying - Write a review.

The Federal Civil Service System and The Problem of Bureaucracy By Ronald N. Johnson and Gary D. Libecap Get PDF ( KB). The Federal Civil Service System and The Problem of. To be effective, government must be run by professional managers. When decisions that should be taken by government officials are delegated to private contractors without adequate oversight, the public interest is jeopardized.

Verkuil uses his inside perspectives on government performance and accountability to examine the tendencies at both the federal and state levels to 'deprofessionalize.Furthermore, bureaucracy requires everything to follow a given system, which diminishes any chances of creativity and out-of-the-box solutions.

With the modern-world changing fast and evolving in light of new challenges, this rigidity of bureaucracy is a big problem for .Because of civil-service laws passed by Congress many years ago, the president has direct authority over a mere 2% of the federal workforce.

The question is whether those laws are constitutional.