This book assesses the capacity of the federal government to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists and engineers for federal service. It recommends more vigorous use of the existing Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA), as well as changes in legislation. It discusses the variety of management structures needed to support the different missions of federal agencies and identifies where organizational responsibility for implementing changes should lie.
A report assessing the capacity of the federal government to recruit and retain qualified individuals in science and engineering. Examines mechanisms for conducting federal science and technology-related work that could be used to enhance recruitment, and addresses questions of organizational responsibility for implementing changes. Topics include the civil service system, FEPCA provisions, and ethics. Appendices list statistics on federal scientists and engineers. Lacks an index and a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)