This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.

Two Super-optimum Solutions in a Cutback Mode

RobertGolembiewskiUniversity of Georgia

This chapter reviews two approaches toward achieving super-optimum solutions under the duress of organizational downsizing. The first focus is on demotions as an alternative tool in adverse personnel actions. Several applications of the underlying demotion design have been made in the cases of employees who were satisfactory performers, and their goals include increasing individual mastery in community settings, recognizing ...

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