Accession Number : ADA114925

Title :   Some Altered Thoughts on Policy Termination,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : DELeon,Peter

PDF Url : ADA114925

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Recently there has been a great deal of attention within policymaking offices to program cutback, policy termination, and, in some cases, the actual closure of government agencies, both minor (e.g., the Community Services Administration) and major (e.g., the U.S. Department of Energy). These activities have occasioned a reconsideration of the earlier literature on policy termination to assess its current relevancy upon present and future contingencies. The motivation for the immediate exercise is the budget trimming efforts of the Reagan Administration, which provide anybody interested in termination research ample food for thought, but similar examples can be drawn from the on-going debates in England and Sweden. Policy termination is hardly a parochial act.

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Personnel management, *Jobs, *Closures, Policies, Economic analysis, Federal budgets, Government procurement, Perception(Psychology), Decision making, Political science, United States Government

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE