Reorganization of the National Government: What Does it Involve?

Reorganization of the National Government: What Does it Involve?

Reorganization of the National Government: What Does it Involve?

Reorganization of the National Government: What Does it Involve?

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The objective of this book is to present a general analysis of the problems involved in reorganizing the executive branch of the national government, to consider the possibilities and the limitations of several proposed types of reorganization and the arguments for and against them, and to offer suggestions as to possible procedures and mechanisms for maintaining continuously a sound structural organization and for facilitating the attainment of economy and efficiency in day-to-day management.

Reorganization is unfortunately not a word with a single generally accepted meaning. It has been used as a general term for many different proposals. Some persons use it to signify a single one of these proposals, whereas others apply it to two or more of them. Since there has long been a general popular idea that the national government needs reorganizing and that great reductions in the expenditures of the national government could thereby be effected, a tendency has developed to use the term as a blanket to cover many kinds of changes that are not organization in the narrow and technical sense of structure. The first chapter of the book will therefore be concerned with defining certain major concepts of reorganization.

Since most people have favored reorganization on the ground that it is a device for achieving economy and efficiency in government, the second chapter will give the factual background which will permit the reader to draw some conclusions as to the possible reductions in governmental expenditures which may be reasonably . . .

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