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Handbook of Public Administration, 3rd Edition by James L. Perry, Robert K. Christensen

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Chapter 28Negotiating for the Public Good

Lisa Blomgren Amsler

You have a limited budget. You have certain authority, but you cannot force someone to comply with a regulation without invoking other agency resources. Perhaps you are trying to get more resources allocated to your department, division, or bureau. Maybe you have worked on a rule-making proceeding long and hard; you want to get the rule implemented but are concerned that affected parties may challenge it. Perhaps a contractor feels you have violated the terms of a supply agreement, or that your demands are not within the scope of the original construction contract. An agency employee just filed an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint against the agency alleging discrimination. ...

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