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Revaluing the Federal Workforce: Defending Americas Civil Servants Anthony Stanford

Revaluing the Federal Workforce: Defending Americas Civil Servants

Anthony Stanford

Published September 9th 2014
ISBN : 9781322106533
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182 pages
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 About the Book 

Since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, federal employeesunlike any other segment of American workerhave dealt with the reality that their workplaces are potential targets. Additionally, this workforceMoreSince the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, federal employeesunlike any other segment of American workerhave dealt with the reality that their workplaces are potential targets. Additionally, this workforce deals with public scrutiny and a prevailing opinion that federal employees are obsolete and inept. This unprecedented study attempts to dispel ill-informed speculation about our nations civil servants by providing a thorough examination of the differencesand similaritiesbetween the private and federal employment sectors.Himself a 30-year veteran of government work, Anthony Stanford explores the challenges unique to this group, including the impact of political posturing, the bureaucratic red tape preventing progressive change, and the tensions and security concerns stemming from terrorist threats. Chapters cover topics such as the fallacy of the underworked employee, performance measurements that impede performance and threaten the mission of some federal agencies, the obstacles that prevent federal managers from effectively dealing with personnel issues, and strategies for altering the public perception of the federal workforce. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book allows readers to learn what it is really like to work for the federal government.