An Updated Look at the Values and Expectations of Federal Government Executives

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American Society for Public Administration/Wiley-Blackwell Publishing


How do federal executives view theirjobs and theirfitures in the 1990s? What are the values that guide their actions? Would they recommend afederal career to talentedyoungpeop/e? In a repli- cation ofa study conducted in 1982, Barry Posner and Warren Schmidtfind areas of both consistency and change. Their 1992 survey of 1,006 alumni of the Federal Executive Institute raises a number of issues about the iwture ofagency management, espe- cially in light of efforts to adapt to changing social political, and economic environments.