Report of the President’s Advisory Committee on Management, from December 1952, inscribed by President Harry S. Truman.
Octavo, 20pp. Gray wrappers, title printed on cover, stapled at spine. Light wear to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Booklet was sold by the Superintendent of Documents for $0.15 in 1952. Inscribed by President Harry Truman on the title page: “A good report. Harry Truman.”
Beginning in the Warren Harding administration, numerous efforts were undertaken to improve the efficiency of management practices in the federal government. This report for the Truman Administration concluded: “there is no single, sure-fire, and practicable panacea to guarantee the improvement of management in the Federal Government. The Federal establishment is so varied that no uniform program would be feasible or desirable. Rather, the aim should be to keep unrelenting pressure on administrators to devise and adopt programs suited to the tasks under their jurisdictions.” This report was released in the last month of the Truman administration. The Eisenhower administration, by executive order the following month, started the study over again.