Division of Responsibilities for Personnel Work
NEW YORK CITY'S PROBLEMS in getting and keeping professional, technical, and managerial personnel result partly from the way responsibility for personnel administration is divided. The Mayor, the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Personnel, the Bureau of the Budget and the heads of departments share this responsibility.
The Mayor as chief executive officer has the power to appoint the heads of departments, all commissioners, and all other officers not elected by the people, "except as otherwise provided by law."1 He has full authority over personnel matters except in those areas reserved to the state and city civil service commissions. He actually has almost complete power over personnel policies and methods.
The Mayor is advised on personnel matters by the Personnel Di-____________________