Fall 2011
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The Public Manager

Distasteful Duties: Maintaining Order and Discipline

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Public-sector managers find addressing subordinates inappropriate conduct or poor performance to be among their most distasteful duties. They have a greater administrative burden than is typical of their private-sector counter-parts for two reasons: the public-sector employees civil service protections and he difficulty in measuring the productivity of white-collar intellectual capital positions. After reviewing agency websites or visiting the human resources office to review documentation requi

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