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Scientific Research at the Smithsonian Institution

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique organization, established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.” It

Wildfire Suppression: Strategies for Containing Costs

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

Given the Congressional request, the Academy Panel focused on why wildfire suppression costs are increasing and what could be done

The 21st Century Federal Manager: A Study of Changing Roles and Competencies

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

For public servants to do their jobs well, good leadership is essential.

Courts, Congress, and Constituencies: Managing Fisheries by Default

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

In 1976, the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act established the first federal system to govern fishing in the then

Summary of Human Resource Management Research by the National Academy of Public Administration

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) has reviewed its recent human resources management research to assist the new

The Field Directorate of the Bureau of the Census

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

The Field Directorate is the Census Bureau’s principal operating arm, responsible for the collection and dissemination of data for decennial

Models for Change: Efforts by Four States to Address Environmental Justice

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

This report is the Panel’s second report on environmental justice and part of its ongoing research efforts. The report is

A Review of the National Park Service: Implementation of Reforms Recommended in a 1998 Academy Report

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

In 1998, the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) conducted a study of the National Park Service (NPS) line

Diversity: A New Direction

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

In September 2001, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans

The Future State of HUD: What Difference Could MHC's Make?

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2002

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been a troubled agency for at least two decades. In

Department of the Navy: Two-Level Performance Management Program

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2001

To gauge the effectiveness of its Two-Level Program, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Civilian Personnel/Equal

A Bipartisan Plan To Improve The Presidential Appointments Process

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2001

Evaluating Methods for Monitoring and Improving HUD-Assisted Housing Programs

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2001

As requested by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) evaluated alternative approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of

Twentieth Century Fund Task Force of the Presidential Appointment Process

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 1996

Modernizing Federal Classification: An Opportunity for Excellence

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 1991

In 1991, the National Academy of Public Administration with funding and in-kind support from eighteen federal agencies conducted a study

Report of the President’s Commission on the Federal Appointment Process

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 1990

The Executive Presidency: Federal Management for the 1990s

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 1988

Leadership in Jeopardy

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 1985