Progressivism and Public Personnel Administration
The changing structure of government created personnel problems at the same time that big business was groping for new ways to manage personnel affairs. Ideological developments growing out of the professionalization and scientific management movements produced a strategy for addressing these problems that was supported by public sector unions as well as by many academics and civil service administrators. The eventual outcome of these developments was the implementation of a systematic position classification system for jobs in the federal civil service.
KeywordsCivil Service Principal Line Public Sector Union American Political Science Association Personnel Officer
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