Downsizing the Federal Government: Management of Public Sector Workforce Reductions

Downsizing the Federal Government: Management of Public Sector Workforce Reductions

Author: Vernon D Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315503271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The main focus of downsizing has shifted from the private to the public sector. The cutbacks began in the Department of Defense. Now the goal is a federal civilian workforce reduction of 12 percent by the year 2000. This pioneering study looks at the management of workforce reductions in the public sector both in theory and in practice. Three case studies -- of the Defense Logistics Agency, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Food and Drug Administration -- illustrate the organizational, managerial, and human dimensions of attempting to improve performance with reduced resources. The author draws on extensive interviews with senior executives and middle managers in the three agencies; at the General Accounting Office, the Office of Personnel Management, and the National Performance Review; the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association; and scholars and researchers. In a larger sense, this work pushes the boundaries of knowledge concerning organizational change and makes a significant contribution to organization theory. It offers important new insights not only for public sector managers but for organization theorists and management specialists whose work on downsizing has been presumed but not shown to be applicable to the public sector.

TALIS 2018 Results (Volume II) Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals

TALIS 2018 Results (Volume II) Teachers and School Leaders as Valued Professionals

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264805972

Category:

Page: 250

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This report aims to provide an in-depth analysis of teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions of the value of their profession, their work-related well-being and stress, and their satisfaction with their working conditions. It also offers a description of teachers’ and school leaders’ contractual arrangements, opportunities to engage in professional tasks such as collaborative teamwork, autonomous decision making, and leadership practices.

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Workload

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Workload

Author: Julie Greer

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781913453442

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 773

Linked to the Early Career Framework, this book provides practical time management and productivity strategies to help new teachers tackle the issue of workload. Workload is a key issue for most beginning teachers. Trying to cope with all the demands of a new job with an increasing burden of administration, reporting and assessment tasks, can be daunting at best and may even lead to significant mental health issues. But there is a way through it all! This book acknowledges the challenges that exist and suggests evidence-informed ideas that can be used both in and outside the classroom to create an acceptable workload. It takes a positive and proactive stance, encouraging early career teachers to implement strategies that will enable them to work more effectively and ultimately bring a high level of enjoyment and job satisfaction.

Handbook for Education – Bristol Guide 2021-2022

Handbook for Education – Bristol Guide 2021-2022

Author: UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, School of Education

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529216462

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 393

The guide is an essential resource for trainee teachers working towards the Teachers’ Standards for qualified teacher status (QTS). It also helps newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and more experienced teachers have an 'understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities' Teachers' Standards. Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Teaching Assistants (TAs) working towards HLTA status will find the guide invaluable in developing knowledge of how 'other frameworks that support the development and well-being of children and young people impact upon their practice' HTLA Professional Standards.