Executives for the Federal Service: A Program for Action in Time of Crisis

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V. THE NEED FOR ACTION
NOW

DESPITE the difficulties that have been encountered in recruiting men and women to serve in the top-level positions, essential military supplies are being procured, our transportation, petroleum, and power facilities are being mobilized, minerals and materials are being controlled, and substantial steps have been taken toward the stabilization of prices and wages.

But many of these positions have been filled only after undue effort and lost time. Some posts are still unfilled. In the early summer of 1951 the original sweeping price and wage stabilization orders still had not been supplemented by more considered, precise orders that would enable businessmen to know better where they stood. If anyone wondered when such supplementary orders would be forthcoming, he might have been told, "As soon as we can obtain a man from your industry to come in and help draft the order." Some procurement plans, mobilization plans, and control orders would have been issued earlier to relieve the vacuum of informa-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • I - The Executive Crisis 3
  • II - Summary of Demand 11
  • III - Finding and Hiring Executives 18
  • IV - Reasons for Refusal 27
  • V - The Need for Action Now 48
  • VI - An Emergency Program 52
  • VII - Meeting the Continuing Need 65
  • VIII - A Pool of Career Administrators 78
  • IX - The Need for Thorough Inquiry 87
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