Improving the Recruitment, Retention, and Utilization of Federal Scientists and Engineers
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This book assesses the capacity of the federal government to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists and engineers for federal service. It recommends more vigorous use of the existing Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA), as well as changes in legislation. It discusses the variety of management structures needed to support the different missions of federal agencies and identifies where organizational responsibility for implementing changes should lie.

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  • Industry and Labor — Workforce and Labor Issues
  • Policy for Science and Technology

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136 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-04849-1
Contents

Table of Contents

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FRONT MATTER i-xiii
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1-16
1 INTRODUCTION 17-26
2 THE CHANGING EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT 27-36
3 COPING WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM 37-56
4 FEDERAL PAY REFORM 57-68
5 NEXT STEPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 69-90
REFERENCES 91-98
APPENDIXES 99-120
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National Research Council. Improving the Recruitment, Retention, and Utilization of Federal Scientists and Engineers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1993.

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