Classic Case - Labor/Mgt Relations & Civil Service Reform Act

Labor/Mgt Relations & Civil Service Reform Act


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  • Product Description

    The Civil Service Reform Act, which was signed into law by President Carter in 1978, constituted the first comprehensive revision of the civil service system since its inception in 1883. The case examines the reorganization of a military base, where the expanded rights of federal unions under the provisions of the CSRA were at stake. It presents the story behind these labor negotiations, detailing the mistrust between labor and management, poor communication, and lack of clear organizational responsibility for labor/management relations.

    Learning Objective:
    The case illustrates current issues in federal labor/management relations. In particular, it points to the need for management to place high priority on these relations and to accept the growing significance of unions in the federal sector.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: January 01, 1980
    HKS Case Number: 335.0
    Case Author: Elizabeth Lentini
    Faculty Lead: Stephanie Gould
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 18
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Commerce, Defense, Health, and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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