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Values and Expectations of Federal Service Executives
  • Warren H. Schmidt
  • Barry Z. Posner, Santa Clara University
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American Society for Public Administration/Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

Few studies have systematically investigated the personal values and expectations of senior level administrators in the federal service. A comprehensive survey of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association in 1982 provides important insights into the enduring values which guide administrative behavior. Also documented, with data from 1983-84-85 FEIAA survey findings, are perceptions of declining working conditions and morale. How administrators handle ethical dilemmas is also discussed.

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Schmidt, W. H., & Posner, B. Z. (1986). Values and Expectations of Federal Service Executives. Public Administration Review, 46(5), 447–454.