2010
DOI: 10.2202/1540-8884.1338 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: In this paper I review the causes and consequences of key changes in the federal personnel system in the modern presidency. I first describe the contours of this system at the end of the Truman Administration and the problem the system created for presidents. I then detail three changes to this system that emerged in response to the insularity of the civil service at mid-century. I conclude by reviewing how changes in the personnel system influence presidential efforts to control and manage the administrative … Show more

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“… Total Number of Federal Government Appointees and Percentage Appointed, 1960‐2008. Source: Lewis (2009). Includes salaried PAS, Schedule C, Noncareer Senior Executive Service, and Noncareer Executive Assignment appointments.…”
Section: Presidents and Personnelmentioning
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“… Total Number of Federal Government Appointees and Percentage Appointed, 1960‐2008. Source: Lewis (2009). Includes salaried PAS, Schedule C, Noncareer Senior Executive Service, and Noncareer Executive Assignment appointments.…”
Section: Presidents and Personnelmentioning