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In this timely book Irene Rubin focuses on how government tried and eventually succeeded in balancing the U.S. federal budget in 1998. With characteristic insight and a lively narrative, Rubin describes the successive efforts of Congress and the administration over seventeen years to shape a process that would encourage balance, as well as the reactions of federal agencies to the pressure.

Office of Personnel Management
Office of personnel management

THE OFFICE OF Personnel Management (OPM) is a small agency, restructured in 1978 under the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA). OPM is the personnel office for the federal labor force. Before the CSRA, the personnel office had responsibility for recruitment and testing and for ensuring ...

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