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|dc.description.abstract||On 17 January 1962, Executive Order 10988 (Employee-Management
Cooperation in the Federal Service) ushered the Federal manager
(both military and civilian) into a new era of employee-management
relations. The unknown impact of the Order and its many possible
implications within DOD had led to the development of a multiple
measuring method (interview, questionnaire, statistical records,
content analysis, and tabulation of critical incidents), to determine
how management and "unions" have been effected by this
Order. All of the military services and the employee organizations
dealing with DOD activities were surveyed at the
Washington level, and also a questionnaire was sent to a random
group of 110 military activities and their corresponding "union"
locals. Reliability and validity were established at .87+ and
.74+ respectively. The final results were plotted on an ordinal
bipolar scale with a positive correlation of .405.
The analyzed results were reported in three categories, optimistic,
pessimistic, and best estimate. In general, the best
estimate indicated that the Order is meeting its stated objectives.
The major accomplishments, to date, are improved communications,
cooperation and training. Problems do exist and the "small" and
"informal" employee organizations are probably losing ground in
membership strength. There is some frustration and disappointment.
Some significant problems are the "conflict of interest" issue,
election procedures (60% rule, no run-off) and hostile civilian
supervisors. However, the Order appears to be meeting the definite
need of clarifying employee status and management policy.
The improved cooperation and communications should prove a source
of strength to the Civil Service. The knowledge of the results
of this study, and their implications, should be educational to
the Federal manager and assist him as he discharges his duties.||
|dc.publisher||Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School||en_US
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|dc.title||The impact of executive order 10988 on labor relations in the Defense Department.||en_US
|dc.contributor.corporate||Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)||
|dc.description.service||Commander, United States Navy||
|etd.thesisdegree.name||M.S. in Management||
|etd.thesisdegree.level||Master of Science||
|etd.thesisdegree.grantor||Naval Postgraduate School||