Administrators and Bureaucrats

April 1943
New Republic;4/19/43, Vol. 108 Issue 16, Special Section p540
Focuses on the role of administration and bureaucracy in the planning program. Discussion on problems affecting administration; Report that the United States has in the past decade gone through an administrative revolution which has been fertile in new types of agencies, procedure, control, and has been notable for the emergence of a new sort of public servant; The problem of administrative personnel is the problem of finding expertise, and of placing it in such a way that technical ability can be used without bringing out political bias and without destroying the innovating sense of the men; Merit system as a means to meet this problem; Inter-agency cooperation as a broad problem in the planning process; Report that there are administrative problems of budgeting, congressional supervision, and public information in the planning program; Combination of centralization of power and authority with decentralization of administrative execution as a best solution to the problem.


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