Winter 2014
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The Public Manager

Use Your Federal Consulting Dollars Wisely

Monday, December 15, 2014

Unplanned workload surges and austere budgets often force federal managers to focus on short-term solutions, using temporary hires or term appointments, intra- or inter-agency details, various appointment authorities, and contractors to get work out the door. These quick fixes do not address the reality that many federal agencies lack the infrastructure to efficiently address their strategic priorities.

Outdated policies, top-heavy and inflexible organizational structures, and convoluted proces


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