Message of the President of the United States on Economy and Efficiency in the Government Service, Volume 1

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Page 301 - Mechanical operations and maintenance and refmir <if public buildings. 1. Alabama 2. Alaska 3. Arizona 4. Arkansas 5. California 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut 8. Delaware 9. District of Columbia 10. Florida 11. Georgia 12. Hawaii 13. Idaho 14. Illinois 15. Indiana 16. Iowa 17. Kansas 18. Kentucky 19. Louisiana 20. Maine 21. Maryland 22. Massachusetts 23 . Michigan 24. Minnesota 25. Mississippi 26. Missouri 27.
Page 4 - Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which these activities are performed. At no time has the attempt been made to study all of these activities and agencies with a view to the assignment of each activity to the agency best fitted for its performance, to the avoidance of duplication of plant and work, to the integration of all administrative agencies of the government, so far as may be practicable, into a unified organization for the most effective and economical dispatch...
Page 3 - ... are almost as varied as those of the entire business world. The operations of the government affect the interest of every person living within the jurisdiction of the United States. Its organization embraces stations and centers of work located in every city and in many local subdivisions of the country. Its gross expenditures amount to billions annually.
Page 4 - This vast organization has never been studied in detail as one piece of administrative mechanism. Never have the foundations been laid for a thorough consideration of the relations of all of its parts.
Page 4 - Never have the foundations been laid for a thorough consideration of the relations of all of its parts. No comprehensive effort has been made to list its multifarious activities or to group them in such a way as to present a clear picture of what the government is doing. Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which these activitics are performed.
Page 9 - ... impossible to provide a force of employees with a reasonably permanent tenure who are qualified by reason of education and training to do the best work. SUPERANNUATION. Attention has been directed in recent years to the need of a suitable plan of retiring the superannuated employees in the executive civil service. In the belief that it is desirable that any steps toward the establishment of such a plan shall be taken with caution, I instructed the commission to make an inquiry first into the...
Page 397 - Grindstone City Mich ... About 2 miles northeast of Port Austin, and about 2 miles southeast of Port Austin Reef light, Lake Huron.
Page 14 - March 3, 1911, attention was called to some of the defects in the present methods of accounting and reporting. I said: The condition under which legislators and administrators, both past and present, have been working may be summarized as follows: There have been no adequate means provided whereby either the President or his advisers may act with intelligence on current business before them; there has been no means for getting prompt, accurate, and correct information as to results obtained; * *...
Page 23 - Efficiency has the honor to submit the following report on the organization of the Government of the United States as it existed July 1: 1911.
Page 3 - to enable the President to inquire into the methods of transacting the public business of the executive departments and other Government establishments and to recommend to Congress such legislation as may be necessary to carry into effect changes found to be desirable that can not be accomplished by Executive action alone.