Progressivism and Public Personnel Administration

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


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.


Civil Service Principal Line Public Sector Union American Political Science Association Personnel Officer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
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  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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