Principles (Luther Gulick)
o and unchanging
o the search for this set of principles
to create an efficient and productive organization
o choice built in to it
o multipart question
o read carefully
Public Personnel Notes Cont.
Grades Guarantees a raise
You can enter the ladder at different points, you do not have to start from the bottom
A lot of work goes into establishing the ranks
Civil Service Reform Act
Raises and bonuses are based on
How do the structures we looked at before apply to life
Measuring organizational worth
o E Efficiency: money (the measure of profit)
Producing the most while using the least resources to make it
Problem with efficiency in the public sector is that their
o Pendleton Act of 1833
US Civil Service Commission
Open and competitive exams
Need some level of expertise
Positions ordered in classes and grades
You can be tested out
Decision Making techniques
Cost benefit analysis CONTINUED
Monetizing costs and benefits
Data can be manipulated
o Leads to satisficing
o Charles Lindblom
o The concept of treating symptoms, you dont address the pro
POL 221: Third Quiz Study Guide
A reminder: the format will be unchanged, 25 multiple choice questions.
Questions on Russia/the Soviet Union:
19th century German intellectual, the coauthor of the Communist Manifesto and the author of Capital.
What is human capital and why is it important for
Human capital is an approach to management that focuses on identifying the
skills employees need to accomplish an organizations work and in
developing those skills to ensure that they pro
What is the civil service system? What types of employees are
considered civil servants?
Civil service system is a personnel system used by democratic governments
to minimize political tinkering with the administrative process. Over half of
Why do you think its easier to write laws than to implement them?
According to Kettl, why do goals evolve during the implementation
What are the three standards for assessing implementation?
According to Kettl, what are the five facto
What are the three questions framed by budget decisions?
In Keynesian economics, what is governments role in the economy?
According to the textbook, how is Keynesian economics playing out in
What role does economic forecasting play in b
Chp 10 Reading Questions
April 26, 2017
1.The first issue in administrative decision making is what information can
decision makers use in reaching their judgements. This is because
information is the basic raw material of decisions, and decision
The ethics reading describes several types of ethical problems.
Pick one, explain what it is, the ethical dilemma, and provide an
One type of ethical dilemmas is job hopping for personal gains. This is the
idea that you could use information f
2/28/17 Pol 261
Chapter 5 Notes
How does organization matter?
structure is building block, coordination is the goal
the point of complex structure is to coordinate solutions to complex problems
POL 261A, Public Administration Final Exam Study Guide
Four challenges to human capital building
a. Continuous focus on building workforce capacity and improving organization
i. Balance attention to management and administrative issues
Lauren Rooney POL 261: Letter to the Editor 1/31/2012 The city of Chicago prides itself on its diversity of ethnic foods, eateries, and fine dining establishments. Throughout the years the Chicago Department of Public Heath has been working to ensure the
Lauren Rooney POL 261: Issue Brief April 10, 2012 The mission of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is "to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental haz
POL 261: Issue Brief
Drug Testing of Student Athletes
Located just northwest of Columbus, beyond the outer belt of I-270 is a sprawling
suburban area in Delaware county. Tucked into the southwest corner of Delaware county
Ethics and Bureaucratic Accountability
o Ethics: moral principles that govern a persons or groups behavior
There is a debate: should private or public be more ethical
o Do this by setting professional standards
Public ethic stuff examples
o Exchange of m