Description : This report presents the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) investigative findings regarding White House Office of Political Affairs (OPA) employees conducting political briefings for agency political appointees during work hours and in the federal workplace. OSC's investigation eventually expanded to examine other Hatch Act concerns involving OPA employees and agency political appointees. The activities investigated by OSC occurred during President George W. Bush's administration (BushII).
Description : This report presents the U.S. Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) investigative findings regarding White House Office of Political Affairs (OPA) employees conducting political briefings for agency political appointees during work hours and in the federal workplace. OSC's investigation eventually expanded to examine other Hatch Act concerns involving OPA employees and agency political appointees. The activities investigated by OSC occurred during President George W. Bush's administration (Bush II). In addition, OSC explains its findings and legal conclusions, and recommends certain practices and regulatory amendments that OSC believes should be adopted to ensure future compliance with the Hatch Act. Illus. This is a print on demand report.
Description : To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis—dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise, eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving it, and how citizens can make defensible compromises more likely. They urge politicians to focus less on campaigning and more on governing. In a new preface, the authors reflect on the state of compromise in Congress since the book's initial publication. Calling for greater cooperation in contemporary politics, The Spirit of Compromise will interest everyone who cares about making government work better for the good of all.
Description : This report examines the operations of the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Bush Admin. It finds that the White House used the Political Affairs office to orchestrate an aggressive strategy to use taxpayer-funded trips to help elect Republican candidates for public office. From Jan. 1, 2006, until the mid-term elections on Nov. 7, 2006, cabinet secretaries and other senior officials traveled to over 300 events recommended by the Political Affairs office. All of these events were held with Republican candidates, and in most cases, the travel costs were paid for with fed. funds. Charts and tables.
Description : Since the publication of the first edition of Disaster Recovery, a number of important new studies and guides have become available. Now revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition meets the high standards for providing evidence-based best practices in a user-friendly textbook set by its predecessor. It is also more international in scope, incorporating case studies from around the world, including coverage of the Haiti earthquake of 2010, the Japanese tsunami of 2011, and overseas recovery practices. Highlights of the Second Edition: Takes a more international approach by examining developments and recovery efforts from recent global disasters New case examples added to the beginning of each chapter Deepened practical content drawn from lessons learned through scientific studies and best practices developed over time Integrates content on social vulnerability in each chapter Links recovery to best practices in mitigation Each chapter includes learning objectives and key terms at the beginning as well as end-of-chapter questions to reinforce and expand learning. Also, information, studies, and best practices related to socially vulnerable populations are integrated throughout the book. Disaster Recovery, Second Edition provides a necessary update to a landmark text in the field of recovery preparedness and execution. The updates and expansions in this edition make it the new standard in the field for learning how to design and implement the best possible recovery efforts, as well as how to evaluate efforts.
Description : The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.